The government-appointed committee to negotiate with the Taliban sought some clarifications on Tuesday and as a result the scheduled meeting between the two sides could not take place.

Earlier in the day, the four member government committee met to discuss the fallout of two of the negotiators named by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) dropping out, namely Imran Khan and a Jamiat Ulem-e-Islam (Fazl) member Mufti Kifayatullah.

Now the ambiguities have been resolved, Mr. Irfan Siddiqui, member of the government committee reportedly said and it would fix the time and place for talks. However, Maulana Sami ul Haq of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Samiul) and a TTP nominated member of its negotiating committee has expressed displeasure at the meeting not being held which was expected to set a roadmap for the peace dialogue.