Maulana Abdul Aziz says he will not participate in negotiations unless imposition of shariah law becomes part of discussions.
Observers express concern over whether peace can be assured without the support of all militants groups comprising the TTP coalition.
Preliminary meeting on Thursday designed to chart a ‘roadmap’ for future discussions.
TTP negotiators claim the organization will be unwilling to commit to peace unless government imposes shariah law and U.S. forces leave Afghanistan.
PTI spokeswoman says core committee of party appreciates TTP offer to Khan.
Officials claim over 25 militants killed, at least 15 wounded in ongoing airstrikes in tribal district.
Islamabad criticizes conditions of Consolidated Appropriations Bill 2014, noting Afridi is a citizen of Pakistan and subject to its laws.
Police in Dhaka claim the three men have admitted to receiving training from the Pakistani Taliban.
At least 28 others injured in attack claimed by the TTP as retaliation for the military operation against the Lal Masjid in 2007.
Three militants, two children killed by helicopter shelling in the aftermath of the Pakistani Taliban’s attack.
Analysts claim permanent presence of armed forces can help prevent return of Taliban.
Shahidullah Shahid, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesman, on war and peace.
Wali-ur-Rehman’s killing in a drone attack also signals the death knell of Taliban’s peace overtures to the Pakistan government.
Taliban hold government responsible for drone attack that killed second-in-command Wali-ur-Rehman.
Attackers escape after shooting and killing policeman providing security to polio vaccination team.