ISLAMABAD: The military has reassured the political leadership that in the ongoing dialogue with banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) that ‘any deal made with the terrorist group would be subject to parliamentary approval.’
It was also assured to political leadership that ‘no extra-constitutional concessions would be given to the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in the ongoing dialogue’.
Reports suggested that military leadership gave these assurancesin a meeting with the political leaders at Prime Minister’s Shehbaz Sharif’s House.
The PM Office, in a statement issued after the meeting, stated: “The decision will be made in the light of the Constitution of Pakistan with the approval of the parliament, the guidance provided for the future and the resulting consensus.”
Peshawar Corps Commander Lt Gen Faiz Hamid who has been spearheading the TTP talks and ISI Director General Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum briefed the participants of the meeting.
On the demand of Afghan Taliban, negotiations began with the TTP in October 2021.
“Initially one-month ceasefire was agreed, but the process broke down in December,” reports said, adding that the terrorist group had pulled out of the talks.