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.