Taliban talks: Take political parties into confidence, Nawaz tells Chaudhry Nisar

Published: October 26, 2013
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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: AFP

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday told Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to take all political parties into confidence with regards to peace talks with Taliban, Express News reported.

The prime minister met Nisar today in Islamabad.

Nawaz said that the “political parties should also express their opinion and give suggestions with regards to the peace talks.”

“Peace is important for the social and economic prosperity of the country,” he further said.

Despite the fact that all political parties were in favour of peace talks, there have been several terrorist attacks in the country.

All Parties Conference

Political parties had unanimously reached a resolution on September 9 at the APC, stating that negotiation with the militants should be pursued as their first option to counter terrorism.

The draft, drawn up at the end of the conference was signed by all the political parties in attendance.

Prime Minister Nawaz had said that holding negotiations with terrorists was their own decision.

It was decided that if the negotiations with the militants don’t work, “action” will be taken against them.

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  • salman
    Oct 26, 2013 - 4:23PM

    so what was apc all about

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  • The Failed Rebel
    Oct 26, 2013 - 4:39PM

    Good step. Formalize the Taliban resistance, bring the peaceful elements on board and use their aid to pinpoint the violent foreign-funded elements.
    Once they are jotted down, it will be much easier to understand them and their weaknesses.
    Bring education, employment, health services, and infrastructure to war-ridden areas. Give them a happy life to live for, radicalism will be uprooted completely.
    No one wants to go and blow themselves up with a filled belly and a safe family.
    P. S. I am waiting to see a few of my blind PML-N supporters to put forth that it was their premier’s idea in the first place to talk with Taliban. IK bashing will continue as usual for some fabricated misunderstood reason.

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  • Oct 26, 2013 - 4:58PM

    Lets see if the parties take Ch. sahib in confidence.

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  • A J Khan
    Oct 26, 2013 - 5:47PM

    How many times they have to take all parties into confidence when they already have been empowered to lead.
    The sooner they decide to talk, the earlier they would conclude that it is all futile to be sitting with criminals on the same table.

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  • Babablacksheep
    Oct 26, 2013 - 6:04PM

    he and imran khan will consume their 5 years in this “topi drama”

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  • Jamal
    Oct 26, 2013 - 6:53PM

    Got his “TO DO” list from the white house.

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  • ModiFied
    Oct 26, 2013 - 7:02PM

    Talks for the talks and then more talks for the talks.. Rest assured this will continue. Mian Sahab simply does not have guts to deal with TTP as they are all his boys. All sorts of delaying tactics will be used till Dec 2014 US withdrawal from Afghanistan.
    @ Babablacksheep: Fully agree with you. This drama will continue as neither of them have the will or guts to deal with this problem. They will just be using all sorts of diversion tactics.

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  • xor
    Oct 26, 2013 - 7:40PM

    Its now October still no serious and concentrate steps to come up comprehensive strategy to deal terrorism. Lots of hot air and overseas trip.

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  • Hassan
    Oct 26, 2013 - 7:44PM

    So Mian saab and Imran khan wants to talk to the TTP, while the people of Pakhtunkhwa who want the government to operate against them are ignored. This violence will not stop at Attock Mian saab, Raiwand is gonna be gripped soon.

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  • Oct 26, 2013 - 7:44PM

    @ModiFied:
    As always, agreed 100%.
    Spineless cowards are not fit to rule the country.
    I wonder why, just why, IK doesn’t take proper systematic action through the judicial system to inquire into the delay regarding Taliban talks. The more we delay it, the more devastating the consequences of this menace become.Recommend

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