Samiul Haq was not assigned Taliban talks mission: PM House
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had not assigned Maulana Samiul Haq any mission pertaining to peace talks with Taliban, according the spokesman for the PM house.
In a statement, the spokesperson said the impression given by Maulana Samiul Haq that government did not listen to him was incorrect.
The spokesperson said that Maulana’s cooperation and his influence for elimination of terrorism had come under discussion at a meeting with PM Nawaz Sharif last month.
He said Maulana had not reported any progress despite passage of three weeks after the meeting with the premier.
On Wednesday, Maulana Samiul Haq had excused himself from dialogue process with the Taliban. He claimed that despite repeatedly informing the prime minister about the Taliban’s positive response, he had not received a reply.
Maulana Samiul Haq in a statement further said that the military strikes in North Waziristan and tribal areas had contributed to his decision.