Published On: Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Published in Category: District News

Taliban demand release of 300-400 prisoners: Sami

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NOWSHERA: Member of the Taliban nominated negotiating committee Maulana Samiul Haq said Thursday that the militant group has demanded the release of up to 400 prisoners.

Speaking to reporters, Sami said that women and children could not be held prisoners regardless of the peace talks.

He said that both the government and the Taliban had agreed on taking the mediation process to its logical conclusion and expressed the hope that the process of goodwill gestures would begin soon.

Elaborating on the peace talks, Mulana Sami said that he the exchange of demands should continue from both sides and that the Taliban’s nominated committee would meet with the government team tomorrow for the holding of talks.