Pak govt released Taliban prisoners after consulting army, says Interior Minister
The Pakistan Government had held consultations with the Army before releasing non-combatant Taliban prisoners.
Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that the government wanted the immediate release of non-combatants held captive by the Taliban.
He added that the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had not demanded the release of militant's and neither would they be freed, Dawn News reports.
He said that the release of combatant prisoners would take place at a later stage.
According to the report, Nisar refuted earlier perceptions that there were differences between the army and government over prisoners release.
He added that the government released the Taliban's non-combatant prisoners only after holding consultations with the Army, the report added.
(Posted on 14-04-2014)