Tribal jirga meets Mehsud Taliban for peace talks

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Islamabad, Nov 2: A tribal jirga, a traditional assembly of leaders, in Pakistan met the Mehsud Taliban chief Khan Said Sunday to negotiate a peace agreement between government and Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a media report said.

Tribal sources said an 11-member jirga which was announced a few days ago in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has started efforts for a peaceful settlement of conflict between the government and the TTP, Dawn online reported.

It held an initial meeting with the Mehsud Taliban on Sunday and will put forth their suggestions to the government.

The jirga headed by Ikramuddin, father-in-law of the slain TTP founder and chief Baitullah Mehsud, has 10 other key Mehsud tribal elders, the report said.

IANS

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