PESHAWAR: Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam (Sami) Provincial Ameer and member of Tehrik-e-Taliban (TTP) Peace Committee Maulana Yousaf Shah Wednesday said that deadlock over peace talks would soon end as TTP leadership would give a good news in this regard.
Addressing a news conference at Peshawar Press Club, he said that certain events have hampered the peace talks and despite that the dialogue process would continue.
He said efforts are being made to end the deadlock.
“The 12-year old issues cannot be resolved overnight, rather it would definitely take time”, he said.
“Both committees of Taliban and government are in contact with each other for a move forward,” he added.
Maulana Yousaf said that Taliban in a statement released recently, said that TTP had taken on board all its groups over the dialogue process and hoped that the deadlock would soon end.
Referring to demands or conditions of Taliban, he claimed that TTP has not floated their demands or conditions so far.
Maulana Yousaf said PTI leader Imran Khan and JUI-F chief Maulana Fazl ur Rehman should take part in dialogue process, as the matter was a national issue.
He said JUI-Sami was making sincere efforts to bring peace in the country, especially in Khyber Pakthunkhwa that had been facing the brunt of militancy for the last many years.
Condemning attack on media, he said media is expected to continue playing its role neutrally for peace and prosperity in the country.