The political shura of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan said on Monday it gave a “positive response” to the government’s list of demands, which had been handed over to it by the Taliban team during a meeting at an undisclosed location in North Waziristan.
“After in-depth deliberations over the demands a positive response was given,” Shahidullah Shahid, the spokesman for the TTP, said on Monday in a press statement he sent to media houses via email. Prof Ibrahim, a member of the Taliban team, and Maulana Yousafzai, special emissary of Maulana Samiul Haq, had met the TTP political shura in North Waziristan. They were transported to the area on board a helicopter provided by the Interior Ministry.
Spokesman Shahidullah said the TTP team was also handed over demands to make a “conducive environment” for the talks. He did not share the demands. “These demands will be handed over to the government team,” the statement quoted him as saying. It added that during their meeting the shura and the Taliban team agreed to work for a better environment for the talks to continue.