Pak govt mulling releasing non-combatant Taliban prisoners

Islamabad, Mar. 14: The Pakistan Government is considering releasing non-combatant Taliban prisoners.

However, the government would not accommodate any unconstitutional demand from the militants.

According to the Nation, the decision was taken during a meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and a 10-member delegation of Pakistan Ulema Council led by Allama Tahir Ashrafi.

Sharif said the government does not want any bloodshed in the country and is serious in resolving issues through dialogue and reconciliation, the report said.

Sharif reiterated that the government is serious in talks with the Taliban with a clear objective of restoring peace in Pakistan.

He said demands of Taliban for peace are under consideration, which will be discussed by the new government committee, the report added. (ANI)