Altaf Hussain says he is ready to talk to the Taliban

MQM chief says he is ready to talk to the Taliban for the sake of the country.


Express January 12, 2012

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on Thursday announced that he is ready to talk to the Taliban for the sake of Pakistan, Express News reported.

Hussain appealed to the Taliban leadership and fighters to understand "the conspiracies of the enemies."

The MQM has been staunchly against the Taliban and have run multiple campaigns against them in the past.

It had earlier been reported that ‘secret talks’ between Pakistan’s security agencies and the local Taliban – who have reportedly splintered down into many different groups – had entered a decisive phase.

Both sides were hoping that negotiations would culminate in a ‘lasting’ agreement to help restore peace in the country’s lawless tribal lands.

COMMENTS (35)

san | 9 years ago | Reply

Yeah .. this is the latest IN THING to do these days .... so Y shd Altaf Bhai stay behind.. just hope he doesnt start singing during one of his talks with the talibans

alien | 9 years ago | Reply

my pakistani brothers and sisters,We need to establish here are we against taliban or are we against ALTAF HUSSAIN the way some of you guys writing these comments its very hard to understand that if any one dont like MQM dont vote for them but if Altaf Hussain saying that he wants to talk to taliban there is nothing wrong with that and brother hassan in our islamic history OUR prophet did migrated with all the sahabas because they wanted to practice the islam without any fear but in the end they did conquered the makkah without any battle.i live in england does it mean that i cant say something or do something in the welfare of Pakistan all iam trying to say is we need to take the comments in "positive way"and brother Hassan THE PRESIDENT OF PAKISTAN WENT TO DUBAI FOR HIS HEART TREATMENT do you understand what i am trying to say to you.

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