Taliban Talks: Committees meeting date yet to decide
ISLAMABAD: The government and Taliban committees, negotiating for a peace deal, have yet to decide about when to hold a formal meeting , ARY News reported on Wednesday.
The Co-ordinator of Taliban Committee Yousuf Shah has said that the two committees are not expected to meet today but hoped they will meet in a day or two.
According to reports, Taliban talks committee is insisting for meeting with the military leadership. A committee member Prof. Ibrahim has said that they have not yet received the reply about the meeting with the Army Chief and Director General ISI.
An informal meeting of the negotiators from two sides held at the residence of Major Amir in which the demands of Taliban presented. According to the demands Taliban want joint meetings of two committees with the Prime Minister, Army Chief and D.G. ISI.
The government side has set one key condition that the talks would be held within the ambit of the Constitution.
Maulana Samiul Haq after the meeting, informed the media that the two sides wanted ceasefire.
Moreover, the government negotiators held a meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and informed him about the progress in the peace process.
Moreover, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has said that the military has been onboard in the dialogue between the government and Taliban militants.
According to reports some components of Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan have demanded the leadership to take them onboard over the talks with the government.
Jaish-e-Islami Bajaur, a component of TTP, has demanded the leadership of militants to take all Taliban groups into confidence over the dialogue process.