Former Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Barrister Saif, while talking to Geo News program Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada, admitted that the talks with the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban did not yield good results.
Barrister Saif said that now there is no point in negotiating with the Taliban, there is no need to talk anymore, now there is war.
He said that the prime minister’s talk of giving 417 billion rupees to KP is wrong, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa still owes 200 billion rupees to the federal government, we have given one billion rupees to CTD this year, we need our budget. There were also difficulties in meeting the basic expenses, we were not given the required funds which are our share.
Barrister Saif said that there were meetings related to Safe City, there were administrative lapses, but the main reason was the lack of funding from the federal government, in a war situation there is action as well as negotiations. Announced, the negotiation policy was of the Federation before, the Afghan government also had a role, now the Afghan government is not playing a proactive role due to its own problems.
He said that in the negotiation process there are conditions from both sides, our condition was that you have to obey the law, we had two meetings with the outlawed TTP, there was an advantage in the negotiations, at that time there was a ceasefire, no Terrorism did not happen, it is not easy to settle the case.
Barrister Saif said that Imran Khan had said in a positive way that among the 40,000 people there are children, old people and women, some people were released, they were not directly released by us, some of them were also released who came to America. The process of negotiation with TTP did not go on for more than two and a half months. Resettlement does not mean that those who raised the gun should be resettled. Imran Khan had positively said that 40 thousand people There are children, old people and women too, procedures for resettlement had to be made.
He further said that the courts do not release prisoners on Ramadan and Eid in minor crimes, we have pointed out those who committed wrong actions and are doing so. .
Barrister Saif said that General Faiz was following the government’s policy, he did not have his own policy, General Faiz was doing what he thought was appropriate under the circumstances, General Faiz should be praised. The war was stopped for two and a half months, negotiations were held during the ANP and People’s Party, we tried but the results of the negotiations were not good.
He said that the policy makers will now consider the other options we have, terrorists attacking civilian targets is a sign of weakness.