PPP issues its MNA show-cause notice on peace talks with TTP

ISLAMABAD: The PPP has served its MNA from the erstwhile FATA with a show-cause notice for attending peace talks with the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) without informing the party or parliament.

Sajid Hussain Turi, who is also the minister for Overseas Pakistanis, was served with the notice. 

Sources within the PPP have confirmed that a special meeting will be held today (Saturday) to discuss the issue. PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari would also attend the huddle to deliberate on the matter.

According to the sources, the party is of the view that surrendering to TTP militants who have publicly admitted responsibility for mass murders of civilians and military personnel and pledged not to accept the country’s Constitution and democratic institutions would have grave effects on national security.

A senior PPP leader, on the condition of anonymity, stated that there appeared to be wheels within wheels in the state apparatus and that it was extremely risky for national security to conduct such a serious exercise without informing the parliament, political parties, and other stakeholders.