ISLAMABAD: Member Taliban committee for peace talks, Maulana Sami-ul-Haq, said the time for final decision had arrived after announcement of ceasefire by the government and the Taliban, ARY News reported on Thursday.
He cited prime minister as saying “I will try that situation may not come for operation and the issue be settled through dialogues”.
Talking to media after a meeting with the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other government officials at the Prime Minister House, Maulana said he would soon fly to Waziristan with his team to clear the air. Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan was also present on the occasion.
The meeting was attended by all the members of both committees. They also discussed the future strategy for peace talks.
Maulana termed the meeting as a positive development and said prime minister praised efforts of both the committees. We are not hopeless and now it has become easy to take peace talks forward after this meeting, added Maulana Sami. Hesaid people with strong clout in the government should be inducted into the government committee to make dialogue process consequential.
He stated, “We want Taliban and government to cooperate with each other.”
He also stressed that those sabotaging our peace talk efforts should be identified. He observed that dialogues could not continue without consulting the stake holders concerned.