ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday said direct negotiations between the government committee and Taliban would begin in the next few days.
Speaking at a news conference at NADRA Headquarters, he said talks with Taliban was a complex issue, however, it was a wrong impression in the media that there was some kind of big deadlock between the two sides on the issue of deciding place for next phase of talks.
He said the location for talks was not such a serious issue for the two sides, adding the process of negotiations went through sensitive phases in the last few months.
The Minister said there would be positive development on the issue of peace talks but it was better if the government continued to move quietly on it.
He warned of action against certain forces which were trying to sabotage the peace process.
To a question, he said work had been completed to appoint a grade 22 officer as Director General Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the appointment would be made in the coming days.
To another question about district courts terror incident, he said Supreme Court and Islamabad High Courts were holding inquiries about the incident.
While a government committee was also holding the inquiry which would be done in a transparent manner, he assured.
The Minister said National Crisis Management Cell (NCMC), whose secret fund was criminally misused by the previous government, would be abolished.