ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan made a telephonic contact on Sunday and discussed the progress of dialogue process with Taliban. Chaudhry Nisar briefed Imran over dialogue process and also got suggestions from Imran regarding the matter. Chaudhry Nisar also gave suggestion regarding the inclusion of KPK government representative in the dialogue process.
According to the spokesman of Imran Khan, PTI chief and the interior minister also exchanged views on situation emerged after attack on F-8 Kachehri Islamabad.
The spokesman said Imran Khan and Chaudhry Nisar were in continue contact with each other over the past one month. Both the leaders also held a meeting last week.
According to sources, the leaders discussed the road map for talks with banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan while Interior Minister also took Imran’s opinion over including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s chief minister into government’s dialogue committee.
The PML-N and the PTI leader also discussed the law and order situation and the aftermath of Islamabad court attack.
Sources said that Chaudhry Nisar, in his telephonic conversation, also conveyed stakeholders’ reservations over some government decisions.
Taliban, through their negotiating team, have expedited contacts with the government. The meeting of interior minister with Imran Khan in next few days also expected.
On the other hand, KPK’s Health Minister, Shaukat Yousufzai, has renewed the offer to Taliban for opening of their office in Peshawar. In Sept last year, Imran Khan urged the government to allow Taliban to open an office for the peace dialogues.