Digital Desk, New Delhi. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) wants to open a political office in a third country. It is one of the three demands that the militant group made to Pakistani officials during their initial talks. This information has been received from the report of The Express Tribune.
Pakistan and TTP have entered into a month-long ceasefire from 9 November. The ceasefire was the result of a series of meetings between Pakistani officials and TTP representatives in Afghanistan. The talks were mediated by the Taliban government, specifically the Haqqani network. The report said the two sides held at least three rounds of talks—one in Kabul and the other two in Khost.
According to sources, in a series of meetings with Pakistani officials, the TTP made three demands, including allowing the opening of a political office in a third country, reversing the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and in Pakistan. Including the introduction of the Islamic system. ,
But Pakistani officials told the TTP directly and through Taliban negotiators that these demands were not acceptable. The report noted that the TTP was specifically told clearly that there was no question of introducing an Islamic system based on their interpretation.
Pakistani officials told the TTP that the state of Pakistan could allow them to resume their lives only if certain conditions were met. Those conditions include accepting state orders, laying down arms, and making a public apology for the terrorist acts they have committed. If they meet those demands, Pakistan may consider granting them an apology, paving the way for their mainstreaming.
When the Taliban took control of Kabul in August, Pakistan submitted a list of demands to the new government, including calls for action against TTP militants operating from Afghanistan.
The report said that the Taliban government, however, had offered its office to Pakistan to work out a negotiated solution instead of acting against them.
Pakistan accepted the offer in the hope that the Afghan Taliban would act not as a mediator but as a guarantor of any peace deal with the TTP.