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Gov't, Taliban teams express grief over anti-peace activities

ISLAMABAD: Government and Taliban committees for peace talks, have expressed immense sorrow upon the ongoing activities against peace efforts and urged the warring groups to refrain from such activities. It was added that the attacks on each other can cause the negotiations process to be waylaid – ARY News reports.

According to details, an unscheduled meeting between both the committees was held today, in which the Government team for dialogue urged the Taliban committee for a ceasefire by militants. It was stated that the attacks on security forces can harm the ongoing peace process between Government and Taliban.

The Government team members demanded Taliban committee to insure that the militants halt their attacks and also remain firm at the decision in future.

Members of Taliban representative committee, Molana Samiul Haq and Professor Ibrahim expressed grief over the attacks on security forces and admitted that such activities can cause irreparable damage to the dialogue process and restoration of peace in the country.

The peace committees stressed that both the sides should not involve in acts that can spread anger against each other, efforts are continued for ceasefire from both the sides and once it is done, then confidence developing gestures will also be demonstrated.

Taliban committee also urged the Government of Pakistan to hold back from any aggression.

Meanwhile, Molana Samiul Haq in his exclusive word with ARY News, told that the negotiations with Taliban are still underway and God willing no deadlock will occur in the process.

He expressed sorrow at all the incidents against peace and claimed that a ceasefire will be announced in next 2 to 3 days.

Yesterday, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had claimed the responsibility of an attack on a police van in Karachi, despite of negotiating with the Government on the other side.

The attack on police van had claimed 13 policemen, whilst 50 others were injured.



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