Sindh assembly rejects ‘unilateral’ talks with TTP

Observer Report

The Sindh Assembly on Friday passed a resolution expressing concern over the ongoing negotiations with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and demanded the federal government take all relevant stakeholders on board.

The resolution also called for involving political parties and other institutions through parliament and building a unanimous consensus over such a consequential move.

Since the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, the TTP has ramped up attacks on its side of the border, compelling Islamabad to reach a peace deal.

However, experts say the group has been emboldened by the Taliban’s successful ousting of world superpower the United States from Afghanistan.

The resolution moved by Pakistan People’s Party MPA Qasim Siraj Soomro was opposed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan lawmakers who protested on moving the resolution in the house.

“This house objects to the unilateral negotiations with banned TTP that are being carried out in the most secretive manner by the Federal Government which indicates the complete bypass of the


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