Taliban have given a positive response: Nawaz Sharif

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

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.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • A-No.1
    Feb 15, 2014 - 8:09PM

    What will Nawaz do if the Saudi crown prince requests a meeting with Musharraf?

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  • Feb 15, 2014 - 8:23PM

    Had this statement been given by IK, this comment section wouldve been full with his bashers.

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  • Waseem
    Feb 15, 2014 - 9:43PM

    what? I did not hear that? Killing of so many Pakistanis in just last one week is a positive response? Please handle them rationally and stop playing.

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  • Jibran
    Feb 15, 2014 - 9:53PM

    Nawaz Sharif’s desire for becoming *Amir-ul-Momineen” is never ending. He still considers these blood thirsty criminals as his army. He needs to use their positive responses to eliminate his opponents and damage the infrastructure in other provinces. Recommend

  • Imran
    Feb 15, 2014 - 10:00PM

    Nawaz Sharif needs to answer questions raised by Moeed Pirzada and Babar Sattar in yesterday’s “Siasat aur qanoon”. Recommend

  • waqas
    Feb 15, 2014 - 11:24PM

    what Positive response is this? attack on police commando’s convoy or threats to Kalash and Ismaily tribes.Recommend

  • kala_bacha
    Feb 15, 2014 - 11:54PM

    positive comments is, we won’t touch PMLN and PTI as long you two padding each others lolzz.Recommend

  • Hamid Mir
    Feb 16, 2014 - 1:20AM

    “Nawaz also said that terror relate­d activi­ties should stop during the talks”
    ………………………………………………………………………………..
    ………………………………………………………………………………..and after that? Sir

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  • Naseer
    Feb 16, 2014 - 4:59AM

    Ya Allah, please provide a little bit of courage to Nawaz Sharif.

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  • embarassing
    Feb 16, 2014 - 9:05AM

    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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  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Mar 20, 2014 - 11:21AM

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

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