Major Amir separates himself from peace talks


ISLAMABAD: Former Inter-Services Intelligence official Major (retired) Amir has decided to separate himself from the peace talks with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Express News reported on Monday.

TTP, ISI, Peace Talk, He was part of the first government intermediary committee formed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on January 29.

He said that he will inform Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan soon about the reasons for his separation from the negotiations.

The retired major reportedly stated that people who were part of the negotiations had started to use the talks as a “political stunt” which is why he decided to separate himself.

On April 23, government negotiators and Taliban intermediaries had agreed to form a subcommittee to look into reservations from both sides in an effort to keep the nascent peace dialogue process. This was done at a joint meeting of the government negotiating team and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s intermediary committee.

The meeting was convened by the interior minister to look into the situation against the backdrop of TTP’s refusal to extend their 40-day ceasefire. The government has already made it clear that it would not be possible to move ahead with talks in the absence of ceasefire.


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