Pakistan tribal jirga arrives in Kabul for talks with TTP: Sources

KABUL: A jirga of tribal elders from different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has arrived in Kabul on Saturday from Peshawar to hold further talks with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

The sources told this corresponds that, a delegation compromises of 12 to 15 members of tribal elders from exFata reached Kabul from Peshawar today to further talks with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

The KP government is represented in the jirga by Special Assistant to the Chief Minister on Information Barrister Mohammad Ali Saif.

Malik Saleh Shah, Shaukatullah Khan, Bakht Zameen, and Hilal Ur Rehman are included are key members of the jirga.

Multiple sources confirmed the development and said that this was in continuation of the ‘peace talks’ of the tribal Jirga of 53 members who visited Kabul in June this year.

The Afghan Taliban’s interim government is facilitating peace talks between Islamabad and the TTP whose leadership is already in Kabul.

The TTP spokesman has yet to comment on this.

On Friday, a delegation of prominent Pakistani religious scholars that returned home after their fruitful meetings with top Afghan and Pakistani Taliban leaders in Afghanistan said they were hopeful that the Afghan Taliban will soon allow girls’ education in their country.

Also, the Pakistani religious leaders were quite optimistic about their meetings with the Pakistani Taliban and promised them to extend their all-out support for the restoration of peace in Pakistan. The Pakistani religious leaders, led by Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani, had visited Kabul on the invitation of the Afghan Taliban.

The Ulema held meetings with senior Afghan Taliban leaders including Afghanistan’s acting prime minister Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund, interior minister Sirajuddin Haqqani, the education minister, etc and discussed various issues related to the girls education and engaging the Afghan people in the development of their country.

Raja Furqan Ahmed

Raja Furqan Ahmed is the News Editor of The Pakistan Daily.

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