KP CM again extends talk invitation to PTM

PESHAWAR:KP Chief Minister (CM) Mahmood Khan has once again decided to extend formal invitation to the leadership of Pashtoon Tahafuz Movement (PTM) for holding negotiations.

The invitation was extended during a meeting with the Advisory Committee comprising of Senators and members of National Assembly from the merged districts of the erstwhile FATA here at CM House on Thursday.

Besides, Advisor to KP CM on merged districts, Ajmal Khan Wazir, Senators Shamim Afridi, Momin Afridi and MNAs Gul Dad Khan, Iqbal Afridi, Mufti Abdul Shakoor, Gul Zafar Khan, Munir Orakzai and Maulana Jamaluddin attended the meeting.

For holding negotiations, a four-member panel from the advisory committee was also constituted that will contact the leaders of PTM and will pursued them for negotiations.

During the meeting, the committee presented its reports in connections with efforts for negotiations with the Movement and informed that despite written invitation and individual contacts, no progress has been made for negotiations from PTM.

The committee reviewed the overall situation and decided to extend invitation to the leaders of PTM once again and for the purpose, a panel comprising of the members of the advisory committee was also constituted.

The panel is comprised of MNAs Maulana Jamaluddin, Munir Orakzai, Sajid Tori and Iqbal Afridi.

The special delegation will contact the leaders of PTM and will pursue them for formal negotiations and jirga to search out an amicable solution to the reservations and problems.