Taliban have given a positive response: Nawaz Sharif

Nawaz also said that terror related activities should stop during the talks.

Web Desk February 15, 2014
The PM said that the purpose of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia’s visit to Pakistan wasn’t to meet Musharraf. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: On his way back to Turkey on Saturday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told Express News that during the ongoing peace talks, the government and the army will remain cooperative and that the Taliban had given a positive response to initial efforts.

After a meeting of the Taliban’s political council in Waziristan, Nawaz told Express News Islamabad’s Bureau Chief Amir Ilyas Rana that the Taliban have positively replied and Irfan Siddiqui has been updated with all that happened during the talks with them.

The premier added that the during process of talks, attacks should stop. He added that if there is any terrorist activity in the country, the public will speak up and the government will take immediate action to counter the threats and maintain peace.

Nawaz also took the opportunity to clarify that the purpose of Saudi Crown Prince's visit to Pakistan was not to meet Musharraf.

Rather, Nawaz said that the visit was an effort to strengthen the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan and it should not be solely seen through the Musharraf perspective.

Nawaz termed the Pakistan‚ Afghanistan and Turkey trilateral summit very successful.

He said the three sides have agreed to continue interacting in the future as well and enhance mutual cooperation.

About Pakistan-India relations‚ the Prime Minister said the Director Generals of Military Operations from both the sides met each other and vowed to maintain contacts to avoid violations at Line of Control.


Dr.A.K.Tewari | 8 years ago | Reply

Dismentle the syreategi assets as soon as possible . That is the only solution .

embarassing | 8 years ago | Reply

Instead of hitting in the crouch talibans just slapped us this time, that is a very positive response, talibans are so kind, thank you so much, I cant believe how nice are talibans, I think Nawaz sharif should thank them more and our ISI chief should also formally thank Taliban for not having kidnapped him or his son!...

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