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.