PESHAWAR: The outlawed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants organization on Thursday welcomed Nawaz Sharif’s call for peace talks.
Moreover, the TTP spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan claimed the responsibility for the Quetta blast and said they would form a strategy over invitation for peace dialogue extended by PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif.
The PML-N leader and Pakistan’s prime minister-elect Nawaz Sharif on Monday had called for peace talks with Pakistani Taliban militants at war with the government, potentially charting a course that could put him at odds with the country’s powerful army.
Speaking to the newly elected members of national and provincial assemblies belonging to PML-N, he said that Taliban offers to talk should be taken seriously.
“Terrorism” was one of the most serious problems plaguing the country and any offer by the Pakistani Taliban to talk”should be taken seriously,” Nawaz Sharif said.
”All options should be tried, and guns are not a solution to all problems,” Sharif said. ”Why shouldn’t we sit and talk, engage in dialogue?”