Terror attacks will affect peace talks: govt negotiator

Terror attacks will affect peace talks: govt negotiator

ISLAMABAD: Irfan Siddiqui, coordinator of the committee formed by the government to hold talks with the Taliban, said that they had told the Taliban committee through a letter that terror activities will adversely affect the atmosphere needed for negotiations.
Siddiqui, who refused to disclose contents of the letter, said that the Taliban committee had been told that terrorist attacks should immediately be stopped. He said that they further told the Taliban committee that the TTP should refrain from making such statements that might affect atmosphere. Earlier, the Taliban committee complained that they had not received the letter sent by the government committee. However, the letter was faxed to the Taliban committee and according to Irfan Siddiqui, Maulana Yousuf Shah had received it. 

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