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Gov't, Taliban committees expected to meet tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Government and Taliban nominated committees for peace talks have contacted each other whilst a joint meeting of both the teams has been summoned tomorrow – ARY News reports.

Sources told that, a contact was made with the Taliban nominated committee after the Government team met the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif earlier today and decided to pursue peace talks with Taliban. The meeting is expected to take place in Akora Khattak.

Head of Government negotiations team, Irfan Siddiqui told ARY News that the members of the committee have expressed their concerns over the attacks in Islamabad and Khyber tribal region and said that such kind of incidents can harm the negotiations process.

"The Government committee reviewed the overall security situation of the state and the scenario after a ceasefire announcement by Taliban", added Siddiqui.

He told that he Government team, during an hour long meet with PM Nawaz, put forth its recommendations to make the negotiations process more effective, whereas the Prime Minister gave a go-ahead to the peace committee to continue the dialogue process and said that restoring peace in state is the top priority of the Government.

Moreover, PM Nawaz said that for this purpose measures will be taken on every stage.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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