Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Monday welcomed the offer of negotiation by banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
“The release of Muslim Khan, Maulvi Omar and five other Taliban leaders is prerequisite for talks, while former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Syed Munawar Hasan should be granulators, TTP spokesman, Ehsanullah Ehsan, said through a video massage.
“I have often said that bullet is not the solution to problems. Tough earlier it was not clear with whom the Taliban are willing to talk but if they have mentioned granulators lets welcome it,” Malik told reporters here in Islamabad.
To a question, Malik said the government would reply to offer in couple of days. He, however, said that the negotiation offer should have been unconditional rather that linked with release of Taliban men.
Malik said he had ordered an inquiry into the death of Indian national Chambail Singh, who died after he was allegedly assaulted by prison staff in Lahore last month.
"I (have) ordered an enquiry by (the Federal Investigation Agency) today," Malik said.
He was responding to a question that Indian media had claimed that Singh was "murdered" in a Pakistani prison.