#AceWorldNews – PESHAWAR – April 13 – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has approved release of 12 people from detention as part of the so-called confidence-building measures to resume peace talks with the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), credible sources told Dawn.
They said the 12 “low profile suspected militants” held by security agencies could be released in next couple of days to meet a key demand of the Taliban.
The TTP leadership had handed over a list of combatants to the government negotiating team.
“None of those to be released are important,” the sources said.
They said the talks could resume soon after the prime minister’s return from China. Fawad Hassan, additional secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office, who is accompanying the premier during his visit to China, is part of the government’s team holding dialogue with the Taliban.
The government, however, has not agreed to the TTP’s demand of declaring a peace zone in South Waziristan to facilitate their movement.