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Talks between Tribal Jirga and PTM adjourned for two days

Talks between Tribal Jirga and PTM adjourned for two days
April 25, 2018

LANDIKOTAL: With the conclusion of first meeting between leaders of Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement and tribal Jirga comprising fata parliamentarians and tribal elders, both sides agreed to have two day consultation among their ranks before holdong formal talks.

The leaders of two sides decided to have contact after two days for fixing the new date for next meeting.

They also agreed that either side will  form a committee for holding future talks.

Leader of PTM, Mohsin Dawar, welcoming the jirga between government and PTM, said he hopes formal talks will take place in the next session.

He also complained that members of the movement were being harrased and tortured  throughout the country which he said may undermine the talks with the government. He stressed on creating enabling environment for talks.

Dawar said that the PTM will hold  thier scheduled jalsas in Swat and Karachi.

Today in Shakas Khyber Agency at the residence of National Assembly member Alhaj Shah Jee, the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement leader Manzoor Pashteen, Mohsin Dawar and other people of the movement met the tribal Jirga members.

After the meeting, Alhaj Shah Jee told media persons that the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement has welcomed the talks.

He stated that they will form a negotiation committee in the next meeting in which two elders from each tribal agency, and parliamentarians from Fata and KP will be included.

“The grievances of PTM are genuine”, said Shah Jee, adding that all those genuine demands that come under the purview of constitution will be addressed.

The Corps Commander of Peshawar Nazir Butt on Tuesday announced to hold meeting with PTM in light of Apex committee decision.

 

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