North Waziristan,16-9-13: TTP central spokesman shahid ullah shahid in detail interview with FRC field reporter umar daraz wazir via telephone said, that on Sunday the central shura meeting of TTP under the president ship of Hakim ullah mehsood held in south Waziristan agency unrevealed location in which large number of Punjabi Taliban link with TTP also participated.
He told that detailed discussion held regarding talks with government. And still no official jirga from government side met with TTP regarding peace talks with government, nor TTP proposed any talks.
The spokesman said if government wants peace talks with them than serious steps should be taken from government side that will build TTP trust on present government that the government is sincere and independent. He said previously they were cheated on the name of peace talks and now they will not give a chance to be cheated again.
Shahid ullah shahid said by practical steps they mean that military should move out of all tribal areas and go back and release all prisoners of TTP in government prisons. That will be an example not a condition, because government proposed for talks not by TTP, so if government wants talks than practical steps should also be taken from their side.
When he was asked if such steps were impossible for government than what will be the alternate? Shahid said there is no alternate that could unite TTP all members except it.And said when government show positive response than TTP will hand over the list of all prisoners and other demands which they will show to media as well.
The spokesman said all TTP Taliban in government prisons to whom death sentenced announced under the constitution of Pakistan and law, if government saying these could not freed as these are arrests under the law, but main question here is that TTP not accepting government law and constitution and their fighting is just against this law and constitution.
When asked if TTP not accepting law and constitution than how the peace process will proceed? As talks will hold under the constitution of Pakistan, shahid said they will never accept such talks in which there is single point against Islamic sharia.
When asked you mean only talks under shariat? Reply yes talks under shariat.
When asked that on one side peace process is underway but on other side TTP accepts responsibility of the attack in upper dir in which major general and other lost lives, the spokesman said TTP not propose talks nor announced cease fire. It is the government that proposed talks but military is still doing operations against us in Pakistan tribal areas, so TTP will also fighting against them.
It is worth mentioning that on 9th September, 2013 all parties conference in Islamabad all political parties and military leadership were unite on the point that meaningful peace talks should be started with militants for eliminating terrorism and extremism in Pakistan.
Conclusion: As in the interview TTP central spokesman shahid ullah shahid, one point which is very glaring that TTP is not giving importance to the APC Conference because they want government to fulfill their proposed demands if government is interested in peace building within the tribal areas. TTP is creating challenging situation for the government by not supporting peace talks under the constitution of Pakistan. As the Peace talks are proposed by the government so the TTP want from government leniency and they are waiting for an official jirga to invite them for peace talks. Because they want to realize the government authorities that Peace talks is proposed by them and if they accept TTP demands then there is chance of peace building in FATA. But if we analyze the whole scenario then we can say that APC might be not successful because of the stubborn behavior of TTP towards government.