Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said there is no deadlock in dialogue process between government and Taliban. He said it was already decided that dialogues would be held after this Sunday. He said that the date of dialogues would be fixed in next few days. He said government and army jointly are moving forward the dialogue process. Nisar said army has provided 100 percent support on every matter to government. He said that the formal dialogues would start from next meeting which would be held in next few days. Nisar said no one has demanded the release of combatant prisoners. He said Taliban has only demanded release of non-combatant prisoners.
While addressing a press conference at the Punjab House Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar said that it is being said that the army is not on the same page regarding release of prisoners. He said the prisoners are in custody of army how government would have announced the release of prisoners without the consultation of army. He said progress has been made in the dialogue process with Taliban. He said that the date of dialogues would be fixed in next few days. Nisar said there is no deadlock in dialogue process, adding that if this happens he personally would inform the media. He said many forces wanted to sabotage the dialogue process, adding that people who put the security of the country at stake are criticizing government today. He said that the dialogue process with Taliban is moving forward in positive manner and establishment of peace is the agenda of the government in country.
He said that the law and situation of the country would be improved without disturbing the routine matters of the masses. He said that the dialogues could be held in Peshawar and some other areas, adding that the matters would be improved soon. He said that the ceasefire is being observed from the opposite side. He said the war against terrorism will only be won when whole nation would be on same page. He said cessation of violence is in place by the other side. He said that the formal dialogues would start from next meeting which would be held in next few days.
Nisar said no one has demanded the release of combatant prisoners. He said Taliban has only demanded release of non-combatant prisoners. He said the phase of release of combatant prisoners will come after we reach at some results in the dialogue.
Nisar said he was satisfied with the Islamabad Sabzi Mandi terrorist incident. He said the Islamabad terrorist incident is coward act. Nisar said he is personally monitoring the progress of Islamabad Sabzi Mandi terrorist incident. He said that the explosive material was kept in a crate of guava, adding that the crates were brought on a bus from South Punjab. He said investigations focused the area from where these fruit boxes were transported. He said these boxes were transported from Southern Punjab Area by Bus and reloaded in Rawalpindi. He said that the investigations of the Islamabad Sabzi Mandi incident would be concluded soon.
Chaudhry Nisar said according to intelligence reports, an organization from Balochistan who accepted the responsibility of the blast has no links with the incident. Chaudhry Nisar said services of Rangers and Punjab Police will be utilised for the security of the Federal Capital. Process of capacity building of security forces in the federal capital is also underway to check activities of criminals.
He said all the scanners imported from the abroad are useless. He said media could also see these scanners.
He said those who are criticing the dialogue process are trying to play politics. Nisar said Professor Ajmal Khan, Ali Haider Gilani and Shahbaz Taseer were kidnapped for ransom. He said Taliban should also have to release these persons.
He said two lakh people are living in illegal kachi abadis in Islamabad. He said all kachi abadis should have to be relocated. He said that the latest security system in Islamabad would be introduced in next one year. He said 2400 security cameras would be installed in Rawalpindi Islamabad. He said that the politics should not be done on the matter of national security.