Prof Ibrahim urges govt not to delay peace process

TTP intermediary says govt had sought time to look into certain demands but has not responded as of yet.

Web Desk April 02, 2014
TTP intermediary Professor Ibrahim. PHOTO: SAMEER RAZZAQ

PESHAWAR: As the peace dialogue hinges on the release of ‘non-combatants’, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) intermediary Professor Ibrahim on Wednesday said the government should not delay the peace process, Express News reported.

The TTP is said to have shared with government negotiators a list of Taliban ‘non-combatants’ – mostly women, children and elderly – who they claim are in the custody of the security forces. The government had also called for the release of some high-profile figures held hostage by the Taliban.

Sources had told The Express Tribune that the government had sought more time from the Taliban intermediaries for tracing the ‘non-combatants’.

Professor Ibrahim today said that the government has not gotten back to the TTP intermediaries as of yet. While speaking to Express News, he said that the ceasefire will continue throughout the dialogue process.

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watch tower | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

I want this so called professor and the govt of PML-N to tell the nation as to what will be beyond the signing of a peace accord. would the " leaders" of taliban surrender and come down from the mountains and take up their old vocation, like selling vegetables or ordinary labour or would they be part of national policy making ?

Dr.A.K.Tewari | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

Now it should be clear to all that TTP is behind the violence in different parts of the country . Conspiracy theorists , what you want to say in this regard ???

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