Pakistan government committee not to meet Taliban Tuesday

Pakistan government committee not to meet Taliban Tuesday

pakistanThe committee formed by the Pakistan government for peace talks refused to meet the Taliban dialogue-panel Tuesday.

According to sources, Irfan Siddiqui, the government committee coordinator, informed Maulana Samiul Haq, member of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s talks committee, about the decision, Geo News reported.

Both the committees were due to hold a one-on-one meeting Tuesday in Islamabad at 2 p.m., but the meeting was cancelled.

Earlier, the government’s committee held a meeting to deliberate on the formation of the Taliban’s committee.

The Pakistani Taliban Sunday formally announced a five-member committee of senior political and religious leaders to mediate peace talks with government negotiators.

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