Imran distances himself from Taliban

Published February 2, 2014
Imran Khan said in a statement issued on Saturday that the PTI had full faith in the four-member committee formed by the government for the talks.  — File Photo by AFP
Imran Khan said in a statement issued on Saturday that the PTI had full faith in the four-member committee formed by the government for the talks. — File Photo by AFP

ISLAMABAD: Commenting on reports that the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has nominated him for negotiations, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has said the militant group should select its own representatives for the peace talks.

He said in a statement issued on Saturday that the PTI had full faith in the four-member committee formed by the government for the talks.

“However, we will discuss in our core committee meeting on Monday how the PTI can be of assistance to further the dialogue,” he added.

PTI information secretary Dr Shireen Mazari said the party hadn’t been contacted by the Taliban to ask its chairman to become a member of its committee for peace talks with the government.

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