According to sources, Irfan Siddiqui, the government committee coordinator, informed Maulana Samiul Haq, member of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan's talks committee, about the decision, a news channel reported.

Both the committees were due to hold a one-on-one meeting Tuesday in Islamabad at 2 pm, but the meeting was cancelled.

Earlier, the government's committee held a meeting to deliberate on the formation of the Taliban's committee.

The Pakistani Taliban Sunday formally announced a five-member committee of senior political and religious leaders to mediate peace talks with government negotiators.


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