Peace efforts between Pakistan and TTP gain pace

Peace efforts between Pakistan and TTP gain pace
  • A jirga delegation of 50 tribal leaders is expected in Kabul tomorrow.
  • Members of the Jirga will continue peace negotiations with Pakistani Taliban headquartered in Afghanistan.
  • Some jirga memberswere summoned to Peshawar and briefed on the reconciliation process.

A 50-member jirga of renowned tribal chiefs will fly to Kabul for meaningful meetings with the Pakistani Taliban located in Afghanistan to extend peace talks, jirga members as reported in an English Newspaper.

The jirga will be presided over by former senator Maulana Saleh Shah. The tribal elders from South Waziristan, North Waziristan, Orakzai, Kurram, Khyber, Mohmand, and Bajaur, as well as the Malakand Division, comprise the jirga.

Former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor Engineer Shaukatullah Khan, Senator Dost Mohammad Khan Mehsud, Senator Hilal Mohmand, GG Jamal, and others will be present.

“This was the second meeting between members of the jirga and senior security officials in Peshawar,” one jirga member said on the condition of anonymity to the local Newspaper. According to the jirga member, they were summoned to Peshawar and briefed on the Afghan reconciliation process with the Pakistani Taliban.

He stated that senior officials had informed jirga members on the status of the peace talks so far. Engineer Shaukatullah Khan, former governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and jirga member, told the English daily that no agreement had been reached with the Taliban and that he would Pakistani Taliban officials for the first time.

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