• Ibrahim urges govt not to delay peace process
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ISLAMABAD: Taliban has been urged not to breach the truce, a member of the government negotiating team said on Wednesday.
According to media reports, Rustam Shah Mohmand, a member of the government committee, has said that Taliban have been urged not to violate the ceasefire though its time has been lapsed.
He said that the government was preparing a policy for Taliban.
Replying a question, he said that the next meeting of the negotiating teams of the government and Tehreek e Taliban has been expected in a day or two.
Moreover, a member of Taliban negotiating team has urged for speeding up the process of dialogue. Professor Ibrahim, has called for taking steps to gear up the peace process with Taliban.
As the peace dialogue hinges on the release of 'non-combatants', Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) intermediary Professor Ibrahim on Wednesday said the government should not delay the peace process. "Government has the key to next phase of negotiations with Taliban, we are waiting for the response which should not be delayed anymore," Prof. Ibrahim said while talking to media.
Taliban have initially demanded release of 300 to 400 prisoners, including noncombatants, and a list of them has also been handed over to government's negotiation team. Professor Ibrahim said that the government has not gotten back to the TTP intermediaries as of yet.
To a question about ceasefire, Prof. Ibrahim said Taliban to continue the truce with government. "There are some complications as well their solutions. May the problems do not get worse."
Pakistan People's Party's senior leader and Senator Farhatullah Babar on Wednesday disclosed that he is convinced that Ali Musa Gilani, the abducted son of former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is still alive and is in illegal custody of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
While talking exclusively with Online, the Spokesperson of ex-President Asif Ali Zardari and Pakistan Peoples Party's senior leader Senator Farhatullah Babar said that he is convinced that Ali Musa Gilani, the abducted son of former Pakistani Premier Gilani is still alive. However, he added further, it is difficult for me to introduce the same claim for Shahbaz Taseer, another abducted son of former late governor of Pakistan's largest Punjab province Salman Taseer.
Babar observed that TTP from the very beginning denied that the fact that they abducted and are holding Ali Musa Gilani and Shahbaz Taseer.
Farhatullah Babar said he recently contacted the Ex-Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, who told him that he was assured by TTP that his son is alive.
Senior leader Pakistan People's Party quoted the former PM of the country Gilani saying as "All contacts were with TTP for the efforts to get Ali Musa Gilani released." "However, Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan never accepted that fact officially," Senior PPP leader added more.
To a question, He maintained that he is still sure about the life of Ali Musa Gilani only, but also convinced that TTP had both the abducted sons of PPP's top brass.
Federal Minister for Defence, Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Wednesday said that present government will hold dialogue with Taliban, by following the Constitution.
"We hope that the dialogue process will be successful, "he stated while talking to a private television channel. He said, "We will ensure writ of the government and peace in all parts of the country."
The Federal Minister said that Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) government wanted to maintain peace, development and prosperity in the country.
For this, all necessary measures are being taken to achieve the objectives, he added. - Agencies

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