Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that his government is in talks with some groups of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Afghanistan for “reconciliation” with the help of the Taliban. Opposition parties described Imran’s move as sprinkling salt on the wounds of the families of the dead soldiers and questioned why he did not take Parliament into confidence on the sensitive issue.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has started talks by kneeling before the terrorist organization Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP). Due to this, they are badly surrounded in their own country. Opposition parties described Imran’s move as sprinkling salt on the wounds of the families of the dead soldiers and questioned why he did not take Parliament into confidence on the sensitive issue.
Khan said, with the help of Taliban, the government is in talks for ‘reconciliation’
According to a report published in the Dawn newspaper, Khan had said that the government would pardon the TTP members. Khan has said that his government is in talks with certain groups of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Afghanistan for “reconciliation” with the help of the Taliban. On this, the Pakistan People’s Party’s vice-president Sherry Rehman asked the government to explain in Parliament the conditions under which these talks are taking place.
PPP general secretary Nayyar Bukhari said Khan’s announcement of talks with TTP is a very sensitive statement and an immediate Parliament session should be called to discuss it. Taliban leader Sirajuddin Haqqani is believed to be playing a major role in this dialogue. Meanwhile, a faction of TTP also announced to stop violent action against Pakistan Army in South Waziristan.
Question: Why Parliament was not taken into confidence
Nawaz Sharif’s party PML-N in Pakistan questioned why talks with terrorists were started without mentioning it in the country’s parliament. At the same time, PPP general secretary Nayyar Bukhari accused Imran Khan of bypassing Parliament and questioned why the talks with the TTP were hidden from Parliament and political parties. Former Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar asked whether our country has forgotten the killing of innocent people in Peshawar school. “It is said that Khan is not taking the country into confidence on this issue,” he said.
Forgive them so that they too become ordinary citizens: Imran
According to Dawn news, Khan said in an interview with the Turkish government-owned TRT World news channel that there are different groups forming the TTP and some of them want to talk to the Pakistan government for peace. So, we are in talks with them. On a question, Khan said- Yes, let us forgive them so that they too become ordinary citizens. He also said we may not reach any conclusion or agreement in the end, but we are talking.
TTP has taken thousands of lives in Pakistan
TTP is recognized as a bad terrorist group in Pakistan. That is a terrorist group that works against Pakistan by staying in Pakistan. So far, this organization has killed thousands of Pakistani civilians, children, and army personnel while carrying out many major incidents. Let us tell you that the groups committing terrorist acts in neighboring countries are recognized as good terrorists in Pakistan.
Afghanistan’s land use
The TTP, commonly known as the Pakistani Taliban, is a banned terrorist group based in the Afghan-Pakistan border region. It has carried out several major terrorist attacks across Pakistan and allegedly used Afghan soil to plot attacks.