ISLAMABAD: Former Interior minister Senator Rehman Malik said on Friday that according to Anti-Terrorism act, government cannot hold peace talks with Taliban.
Before initiating peace talks, government should lift sanctions against Taliban, he added.
Moreover, he said that negotiating committees are violating constitution. The government should lift sanctions against Taliban in order to proceed further peace talks. While arguing in a senate session on the critical situation of the country and terrorism, Malik said that according to Anti-Terrorism act, government cannot hold peace talks with Taliban.
He further stated that Jamat-e-Islami and JUI are violating constitution. Prime minister Nawaz Sharif should appear in senate and ensure the constitution and nation that Tehreek-e-Taliban is not trying to occupy any area of the country.