Delegation of pakistani ulema failed convince the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to soften its stance in peace talks with Pakistani negotiators. The delegation headed by Mufti Sheikh-ul-Islam Taqi Usmani flew to Kabul. in S-130 aircraft on Monday to meet with TTP management.
The delegation of 13 people includes religious scholars belonging to all sects. of Deobandi school of thoughts from all over the country including Karachi, Lahore and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. They are met with TTP head Mufti Nur Wali and other Taliban leaders from the former Fata.
They called on the TPP leadership to withdraw their demand for appeal of FATA merged, but they refused to budge.
The delegation was informed on state of Pakistan’s demands during the meeting with Corps Commander Peshawar at Corps Headquarters in Peshawar before flying to Kabul.
Pakistani government urges TPP leadership give up violence against state institutions, disband their organization and return to their districts with Promise of amnesty for them past crimes.
At their meetings with TTP leadership, Pakistani ulema cited several religious decrees of Vithakul Madaris against waging war against Islamic State of Pakistan.
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In response, the leadership of the TTP informed the ulema delegation of the demands they made forward in them various meetings with Pakistani negotiators and jirga of tribal elders from Pakistan.
Sources in The TTP told The Express Tribune that the Taliban leadership cannot trust the ulema. in absence of specific assurances from military institution that owns real power in Pakistan.
Sources also said that the leadership of the TPP had delivered forward “eight point rationale” for their refusal to avoid violence against state of Pakistan, politely refusing to grant the request of Mufti Taqi Usmani.
The delegation will remain in Kabul until Wednesday (today) for creation last- abandon attempts to convince the leadership of the TPP to soften its position, but the chances of they, demonstrating flexibility, are slender.
Source in The ulema delegation told The Express Tribune that the TTP leadership patiently listened to them but refused to budge. on their requirements.