AMANDARA (Batkhela) - The NWFP government and Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi (TNSM) in their meeting on Friday at Timergara decided to hold another round of talks shortly while expressing hope for peace in the region. According to TNSM spokesman Amir Ezzat Khan Maulana Sufi Mohammad have to take first his partys Shura into confidence prior to any conclusion about the final decision of the shape of Darul Qaza. Later, the NWFP Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain while talking to media said that the meeting was satisfactory and positive. He said, The meeting was very positive and satisfactory and I hope there will be peace soon and our next meeting, to be held shortly, would be decisive and certainly would yield positive results. He also said both the sides have decided to hold more talks for resolving the crisis. TNSM spokesman Amir Ezzat Khan also termed the meeting as satisfactory and positive. The NWFP government team comprised Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain and Central Information Secretary of Awami National Party (ANP) Senator Mohammad Zahid Khan and others. Agencies add: Provincial authorities said that they rejected Friday TNSM chiefs request to halt an offensive against extremist fighters as peace talks between the two camps resumed. Government officials and Sufi Mohammad met for the first time Friday after talks were suspended Monday when Pakistan launched an offensive against Taliban fighters in the northwest. Provincial officials and supporters of Sufi described the 30-minute meeting as positive but no date for a second meeting was announced. Sufi Mohammad asked us to halt the operation, NWFP Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain told AFP. The operation will be halted when the armed people lay down their arms because the government has to establish its writ at any cost, he added. But Sufis spokesman told AFP the government had given assurances that the operation would be stopped in the districts of Buner and Lower Dir. The government has given us assurances that the operation in Buner and Dir will be finished, Amir Izzat Khan told AFP from Timergara, the main town in Lower Dir where the talks took place. Fridays meeting also discussed Qazis and the creation of an appellate court under a February deal in which the government agreed to put part of northwest Pakistan under Sharia law to end a Taliban insurgency. Sufi negotiated the accord. The appointments of judges of the Islamic courts will be made soon, said the provincial Minister. Sufi Mohammad, who was previously jailed by Pakistan for leading thousands of supporters into Afghanistan to fight against the 2001 US-led invasion, rejected government-appointed Qazis saying they were not properly versed in Sharia. When asked about a next round of dialogue, Iftikhar said: God willing, the second round of talks will be held soon.