London- Government negotiation committee member Rustam Shah Mohmand today claimed, the Taliban made no formal demand for the release of prisoners and said it was merely their wish, British journalists reported.

Talking to journalists there, Rustam Shah Mohmand said that the government was mulling over the issue of release of prisoners and added if some one had been arrested without any evidence, then his release would definitely be considered. He said Taliban have already been told that the government would continue ceasefire ever after the expiry of deadline. Rustam Shah Mohmand denied any deadlock in the negotiation and said it was a phase-wise process, which would be completed gradually. The government committee member said that Taliban should have free zone facility, where they could move about without fear.