Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) intermediary Professor Mohammad Ibrahim stated that the Taliban has provided a 300-person list of women and children of TTP members – assumed to be in the custody of law enforcement agencies – to Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Express News reported on Monday.
He also said that most of these women and children belong to the tribal areas and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
Earlier today, member of the government negotiation committee Rustam Shah Mohmand had said that the list of the women and children was not provided as of yet.
On March 16, Professor Ibrahim had said the Taliban have demanded the release of all ‘non-combatants’ affiliated with the group before face-to-face talks could begin.
The same day, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif had strongly denied that the security agencies have any woman or child linked to the TTP in custody. At the same time, he had offered a government probe into the claims, if proof was provided.
On February 22, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) had also denied these allegations.