TTP leaders in session to firm up response

Published September 11, 2013
In this picture taken on November 26, 2008 Pakistani Taliban commander Hakimullah Mehsud (C) talks with a group of media representatives.  — Photo by AFP
In this picture taken on November 26, 2008 Pakistani Taliban commander Hakimullah Mehsud (C) talks with a group of media representatives. — Photo by AFP

MIRAMSHAH: A meeting of the central shura of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan is being held at an unspecified location in the tribal region to firm up a formal response to the government’s peace overtures made after the all parties conference (APC) held in Islamabad.

According to sources, the meeting of the militant organisation’s central decision-making body might continue till Wednesday after arrival of some important Taliban leaders from different areas.

The TTP has welcomed the all parties conference’s declaration of unconditional talks offer and termed it a positive step.

There are some indications that both sides will call for some confidence-building measures before starting negotiations.

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