Dialogue committees of the government and Taliban met in Islamabad today [Friday] to discuss ways for peace and security in the country.

In a joint communique issued at the end of the talks‚ the two sides expressed apprehension that continuation of peace dialogue will become impossible if anti-peace activities continue. It said that such activities will cast adverse impact on peace efforts.

The government committee asked Taliban to halt such negative activities forthwith and take practical steps for peace. It also apprehended that terrorist incidents like that of Karachi will create negative scenario for the dialogue process.

The meeting was attended by Irfan Siddiqui‚ Rustam Shah Mohmand‚ Rahimullah Yousufzai and Major‚ (r) Muhammad Aamir of the government committee.

Taliban committee members Maulana Samiul Haq‚ Prof. Muhammad Ibrahim and Maulana Yousaf Shah attended the talks.

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