ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior,
Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Sunday termed the announcement of
negotiating team from Taliban as a positive development.
However, he said, there were still some
issues which are needed to be explained after which the
dialogue may start formally.
In a statement issued here, he said “it is
a matter of great satisfaction that both sides have announced
their negotiating teams after many years and this reflects
that both sides want to make peace through negotiations and
He said the committee, announced by the
government, has been given full mandate and authority to hold
“However, it is still needs to be explained
what is the mandate and powers of the committee, formed by the
other side and how far they would follow the decisions of
their committee,” the statement said.
Nisar said the government would decide its
way forward and announce after having consultation with Prime
Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif, on his return on Monday.