TTP tells Pak govt it wants political office in 3rd country – New Delhi News
Pakistan and the TTP entered right into a month-lengthy truce beginning November 9. The ceasefire was the results of a sequence of conferences held between the Pakistani officers and the TTP representatives in Afghanistan. The talks have been brokered by the Taliban authorities, significantly the Haqqani Network. Both sides held not less than three rounds of talks-one in Kabul and the opposite two conferences befell in Khost, the report mentioned.
As per sources, the TTP in a sequence of conferences with Pakistani officers made three calls for that embrace permitting the opening of a political office in a 3rd country, reversal of the Federal Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and introduction of Islamic system in Pakistan.
But Pakistani authorities instructed the TTP immediately and thru Taliban interlocutors that these calls for weren’t acceptable. The TTP was significantly instructed in categorical phrases that there was no query of introducing an Islamic system based mostly on their interpretation, the report mentioned.
The Pakistani officers instructed the TTP that the state of Pakistan might solely enable them to restart their lives in the event that they fulfil sure circumstances. Those circumstances embrace accepting the writ of the state, laying down arms, and public apology over the terrorist acts dedicated by them. If they meet these calls for, Pakistan can think about giving them amnesty, paving manner for his or her mainstreaming.
There have been considerations over Pakistan’s method whereas coping with the TTP when it was efficiently pushed out of the country. In a closed-door briefing, members of parliament have been instructed that Pakistan was negotiating from a place of power. They have been knowledgeable that the return of the Afghan Taliban to energy supplied a window of alternative to neutralise the TTP and different terrorist outfits.
When the Taliban took over Kabul in August, Pakistan handed the brand new authorities an inventory of calls for together with in search of motion in opposition to the TTP terrorists working out of Afghanistan.
The Taliban authorities, nevertheless, as an alternative of taking motion in opposition to them supplied Pakistan its “good offices” to hunt an answer via talks, the report mentioned.
Pakistan accepted the supply in the hope that the Afghan Taliban wouldn’t act as mediators however guarantors of any peace cope with the TTP.