Dialogue committee urges Taliban to constitute a negotiating team

Islamabad: Four-member dialogue committee has urged Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to complete their consultation process at the earliest and constitute a negotiating team for talks.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister‚ Irfan Siddiqui told newsmen during a press conference that this is the first message from the Committee. The committee held three sessions to discuss various issues regarding dialogue. He said that committee members sincerely want that there should be no delay in initiating the dialogue. He said that Committee is waiting for a response from Taliban for a mechanism to proceed further.

The Committee also asked both the Government and Taliban not to make any statement that could vitiate atmosphere for the dialogue. To a question‚ Irfan Siddiqui said if Taliban constitute a committee then we will go for talks and decide the agenda.

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