Pak Taliban terms govt's peace talk offer as 'old wine in new bottle'
Islamabad, Feb 16 : The Pakistani Taliban has rejected an offer of peace talks by All-Parties Conference called by the Awami National Party, saying contents of the APC declaration are 'old wine in a new bottle'.
Ehsanullah Ehsan, spokesman for the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, said that they are still waiting for a serious and meaningful response to peace talks offer from the Pakistani government and the military.
He said that the non-participation of the Jamaat-i-Islami in the APC is also a clear indication that it was a failure.
According to the Daily Times, he said that the ANP-sponsored offer of talks is nothing but the party's election agenda."
He said there was no roadmap for peace talks in the joint statement issued after the conference.
Ehsan added that the offer of the TTP to hold talks with the government was still valid however recent statements made by Interior Minister Rehman Malik may prove to be detrimental.