Political jirga offers conditional talks with militants

PESHAWAR, Dec 25 (INP): Political jirga Thursday said that it is still ready to hold negotiations with the militants only if they lay down their arms.

The announcement came a day after national leadership chalked out a plan to root out terrorism from the country.

The political jirga visited the army-run school in Peshawar where at least 150 innocent people, most of them children, lost their lives in a militants attack.

Talking to media after visiting the school, Jamat-e-Islami Ameer Sirajul Haq said that national leadership got united against terrorism and the nation would witness a beginning of good era.

“2015 would be a year of peace,” Haq said.

On the occasion, PPP leader Rehman Malik suggested to confer Nishan-e-Haider, the country’s highest military award, to each victim of Peshawar carnage.


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