Talks with TTP to be held under constitution, says Rana Sanaullah

Talks with TTP to be held under constitution, says Rana Sanaullah

Islamabad (Web Desk): Federal Minister for Interior Rana Sanaullah o Wednesday said that the talks with the banned outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan will be held under the framework of the Constitution.

Addressing a press conference alongside Information Minister Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb after an important meeting on national security chaired by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said that participants of the meeting held a detailed discussion on talks with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and situation along the Pak-Afghan border.

National, parliamentary and political leadership, members of parliament and military leadership attended the meeting.

As per a statement by the Prime Minister's Office, it was informed that a committee led by the government and comprising civil and military representatives was holding talks with the TTP.

But any final decision in this regard would be taken with the approval of the parliament under the Constitution of Pakistan and keeping in view the future guidance and complete consensus.

The relevant authorities concerning the national security briefed the participants about the overall national security situation.

Further briefing was also given about the steps taken by the authorities concerned at the internal and external levels to tackle the looming security threats.

The meeting was briefed over the administrative matters at the Pak-Afghan border.

Pakistan had played a very responsible and positive role for the peace and stability in Afghanistan and would continue to play its constructive role in the future.

The meeting also expressed the hope that Afghan soil would not be used against Pakistan.

The meeting also noted that the world had acknowledged Pakistan’s efforts and sacrifices in the fight against terrorism.

It maintained that due to matchless sacrifices of the people and security forces of Pakistan and state functionaries, peace and normalcy has been restored and there is no organised network of terrorists in the country.