While according to A TTP Spokesperson neither the chief nor he made the demand to PML-N lawmaker Javed Ibraheem Paracha over the telephone
According to earlier reports, Hakimullah Mehsud had made contact with PML-N lawmaker Javed Ibraheem Paracha, who had also confirmed that the TTP chief had telephoned him and given a list of 50 militants, demanding their liberate.
Paracha said that the prisoners were linked with the TTP and sectarian outfits Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ).
The Geo TV report said Paracha had visited Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail to meet Taliban prisoners.
The news channel referenced its sources as saying that Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and an ISI Officer met Paracha.
These reports come along with uncertainty and concerns about the prediction of peace talks with the Taliban.
The TTP led by Mehsud is the main hurdle to talks but there seems to be a change of heart due to changing strategic realities ahead of the drawdown of western forces in Afghanistan.
The traditional enmity of Mehsuds and Wazirs, the latter being a dominant tribe from which the Waziristan region draws it name, could be one of the factors for the TTP to agree for talks, analysts said.
The Wazirs have peace deals with the government and concentrate on fighting in Afghanistan.
More over it is it is believed that business interest would be promoted by promoting peace in tribal areas.