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Taliban will be asked to stop attacks: Samiul Haq

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Sami) Maulana Samiul Haq has said on Friday that Taliban will be asked to stop the attacks, ARY News reported. 

Samiul Haq, a member of Taliban talks team, was talking to media before beginning of a joint meeting of the negotiators of government and Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Islamabad.

Maulana Samiul Haq said that Taliban have denied their involvement in recent incidents of terrorism. 

He said the Taliban talks committee would remain in contact with the government interlocutors. The questions raised in a government letter to Taliban will be replied in a due process, he added. 

The government side is expected to press for an immediate ceasefire in light of Thursday’s attack on a police bus in Karachi, sources said. Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, in which 13 policemen lost their lives.

According to sources, the government committee is expected to suggest an agreement on the ceasefire. 

The two committees continued to pursue their assignments and on Thursday the government formally responded to the questions asked by the TTP.



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