ISLAMABAD: Negotiations with banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) will be held under Pakistan’s Constitution, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Wednesday.
Sanaullah addressed a news conference along with Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb after an important meeting on national security was chaired by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
“A detailed session was held on [security situation]where the military leadership informed the commission, ”the interior minister told reporters.
Sanaullah assured that the negotiations would be conducted in accordance with the constitution and that peace would be ensured through the talks.
The parliamentary committee meeting was held in the Prime Minister’s Office, which was attended by representatives of all coalition partners, security apparatus and other officials.
The interior minister, without giving a date, said a session of the Indoor Parliament would be convened to convince lawmakers of decisions related to national security.
Institutions shall notify the meeting
A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister after the press conference states that the institutions that monitor national security informed the participants about the overall security situation in the country.
The meeting, according to the statement, was informed that Pakistan has played a responsible and positive role for peace in Afghanistan.
“It was said at the meeting that Pakistan would continue its constructive role for peace and stability in Afghanistan. He also hopes that Afghan soil will not be used against Pakistan, “the statement said.
The institutions said at the meeting that Islamabad was fighting terrorism to restore peace to the country, which was also appreciated by the international community.
The meeting was also briefed in detail on negotiations with the TTP. A briefing was given on the timeline of the conversation – from the day they started and what has happened so far.
The statement added that the meeting said that the Afghan government was playing a mediating role in negotiations with the TTP and that negotiations were under way with a delegation that has members of the civilian and military leadership.
“The talks are in accordance with the Constitution of Pakistan, and the final decision will be made in accordance with the constitution and approval from parliament,” the statement said.
The political leadership, according to the statement, expressed satisfaction with the strategy for resolving the situation.
PTI, Buždar will benefit from the NAB law: Minister
Continuing further, the Minister of the Interior responded during a press conference to the claims of PTI President Imran Khan on amendments to the law on the State Office of Responsibility (NAB).
Sanaullah said that by amending the law, the government abolished the possibility of anti-corruption supervision to ensure 90-day detention. “PTI […] and Usman Buždar will also benefit from that. ”
The interior minister said Khan claims no one can be arrested after changes to the NAB law. “You (Imran Khan) should be happy, even if you can’t be arrested.”
“In your government, previous laws were still intact. What did you do? Against whom have you been able to prove a case in the last 3.5 years? ” the interior minister asked.
The interior minister claimed that Khan abused the institutions to make false cases against his political opponents, including Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
The day before, the former prime minister called for the current rulers to be thrown behind bars due to the “shameless” adoption of amendments to the NAB law.
“They should be put in jail for their shamelessness. No one can pass such laws as this government has done, ”the PTI president told a news conference.
Sanaullah, repeating a statement by Justice Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar, said the new NAB law includes 85% of the changes PTI has made to its regulations.