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TTP asks for seriousness if Gov't to hold talks

PESHAWAR: Banned militant outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has said that if the Government wishes to hold talks, then it must demonstrate seriousness too. He added that we cannot be influenced by threats – ARY News reports.

In a statement issued on Friday, TTP spokesperson Shahidullah Shahid told that more than 15 of their accomplices were killed during the last week, if the Government wishes to hold a dialogue then it must demonstrate seriousness.

He elaborated that Molana Fazlur Rahman and Molana Sami ul Haq were making efforts to pave ways for talks, but they are also disappointed and complaining of Government's non-seriousness.

Shahid claimed that TTP given a positive answer to both the religious leaders regarding peace talks.

He questioned that what mandate was given to the Government at the All Parties Conference (APC) and what is it doing.

The TTP spokesperson criticized that every second day a new law is being made for them by the Government.

He further stated that the former Interior Minister, Rehman Malik and General (R) Pervez Musharraf have also talked of weakening Taliban in the past, but we are more organized and stronger as compared to then.

Shahidullah Shahid suggested the Government to learn a lesson from past.



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