Pak govt committee expresses inability to carry forward peace talks with Taliban

Islamabad, Feb. 19: Pakistan government’s committee formed to hold talks with negotiators representing the banned Tehrik-i-Taliban have expressed inability to carry forward peace talks.

The move comes after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting of the government’s committee.

The committee said the talks could not progress without any solid steps and also asked the Taliban to unconditionally stop violent activities without any delay, Dawn News reports.

The committee briefed Sharif, telling him that during the 13-day process of talks several acts of violence took place killing a number of people.

Following a number of violent activities, the committee members had unanimously decided that holding the scheduled talks with the Taliban committee was a meaningless effort, the report added. (ANI)