The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has said dialogue option open if the elected government seems able to take a stand against the country’s intelligence agencies.

In a new video TTP spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan and member of its Shura (council) Dr. Asad have conveyed that while the TTP has not rejected the option of talks, present circumstances are not conducive for talks.

The TTP spokesman in his video message has claimed the government of Pakistan does not have the authority to hold talks. Adding that if the elected government seems able to take a stand against the country’s intelligence agencies, only then can the option of talks be considered.

The TTP spokesman further states in the video message, that the Awami National Party (ANP) has been targeted because it became a party to the war on terror and that the TTP is monitoring policies and views of the newly elected provincial government of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf.

The TTP said that it supports peace negotiations between the US and the Afghan Taliban, a week after the Afghan insurgent leaders opened a political office in Qatar.

Ehsanullah Ehsan said that the banned organisation had vowed allegiance to Mullah Omar and that any decision taken by the Afghan Taliban chief would be accepted.

The US-led Nato coalition launched the final phase of the 12-year war with the last round of security transfers to Afghan forces whereas the Taliban decided to open an office in Qatar and subsequently the US announced that it will launch talks with the insurgents.