TTP negotiators travel to North Waziristan

February 08, 2014 08:54 pm | Updated December 04, 2021 11:26 pm IST - ISLAMABAD

Even as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that the peace dialogue was taking place and the two committees were in touch, two negotiators have gone to North Waziristan on Saturday to meet the Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan(TTP) leaders.

News reports said the Jamaat-e-Islami nominee to the TTP committee, Professor Mohammad Ibrahim and Jamiat Ulema Islam-Samiul Haq group (JUI-S) spokesperson Maulana Yousaf Shah reached Miranshah by

helicopter. The government appointed committee has demanded that the dialogue take place within the framework of the Constitution of Pakistan. That will be one of the points which could be discussed with the nine member TTP committee which is expected to oversee the talks. While the TTP nominated five members to hold a dialogue with the government, it also appointed this larger nine- member group which will call the shots in all likelihood.

Yesterday one more member of the Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan(TTP) nominated committee Maulana Abdul Aziz opted out of the talks and said he won't come to the negotiating table if the peace dialogue was

not held under the framework of Islamic Law. Two of the five TTP nominees, Imran Khan of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) and Mufti Kifayatullah of the Jamiat Ulema e Islam(Fazl) had earlier refused to be part of the committee. The TTP nominees and the government appointed committee met on Thursday for the first time after some fits and starts.

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