ISLAMABAD: Central TTP spokesman Shahidullah Shahid has said that the government should not impose conditions that might sabotage the peace process. In a statement, he noted that they had presented some initial demands to the Taliban negotiators to take up with the government negotiations committee. The News.
ISLAMABAD: Professor Ibrahim, the Taliban committee member who has just held consultations with the TTP Shura in North Waziristan, is positive that the next meeting between the government committee and the TTP committee would possibly end up in an announcement of ceasefire by both the sides. The News, Dawn, The Frontier Post.
ISLAMABAD: Government negotiators briefed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday on their meeting with the Taliban committee held last Thursday and about their upcoming interaction between the two committees any time soon. Dawn, The Frontier Post.
PESHAWAR: Four women died and three others suffered injuries when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a suburban village near Ring Road on Monday. Two men were also injured. The blast damaged the house owned by one Gulzar Khan in Garhi Esakhel. The News, Dawn, The Express Tribune, The Frontier Post.
PESHAWAR: Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl leader Mufti Kifayatullah on Monday said the peace process was heading for success and the nation would soon hear a good news in this respect. Dawn.
PESHAWAR: The head of the Taliban negotiations committee, Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Islam-Sami (JUI-S) chief Maulana Samiul Haq, and a member of the committee, Professor Mohammad Ibrahim Khan, on Monday said that the Taliban response to the five-point conditions of the government negotiators for conducting peace talks was positive and encouraging and expressed the hope that a ceasefire would be put into effect soon. The News, The Express Tribune.
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said the government is sincerely pursuing the path of dialogue and wishes to see the process succeed. The News.
ISLAMABAD: The Senate expressed grave concern on Monday over the ongoing spate of terrorist acts side by side with the government-Taliban committees’ talks on restoration of peace in Pakistan and asked the government to identify the culprits and fix them. The News, Dawn.
PESHAWAR: The National Institute of Health in Islamabad confirmed another wild poliovirus (type-1) case on Monday from North Waziristan Agency which brings the total number of cases in 2014 to 10. The Express Tribune.
PESHAWAR: Four people were killed and six others injured in a suicide blast in Peshawar on Monday during a police raid. The blast took place in the Essa Khan Ghari area of the city after police conducted an operation at a house on a tip off. The Express Tribune.
PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has expressed sorrow and grief over the assassination of three teachers in a tragic firing incident at Kach Banda Hangu as well as killing and injuring of women and children in suicide blast in a house near Chamkani, Peshawar. The Frontier Post.
HANGU: Three teachers were shot dead by unidentified gunmen here on Monday. Police said three teachers of Govt Primary School Kach Bandi were ambushed by unidentified gunmen when they came out from their school. The News, The Frontier Post.