Lashkar-e-Islam ready to join peace talks


ISLAMABAD: Another armed group in a tribal region has announced it wants to join the peace process with the government and has asked a senior religious scholar to be its intermediary, a religious leader said on Saturday.
The banned ‘Lashkar-e-Islam’ has approached a top religious cleric, Maulana Tayyeb Tahiri, chief of Jamaat-e-Ishaat-e-Tauheed Wa Sunnah, which is a religious and non-political organisation, to contact the government on its behalf. Tahiri has confirmed the group has requested him to mediate with the government. Tahiri has confirmed to the media that the group leaders have requested him to convey to the government their desire to join the peace process. 

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