Imran welcomes dialogue with Taliban

PTI chief says if America can negotiate with Afghan Taliban, Pakistan and Afghanistan should also negotiate with them

Fawad Ali July 22, 2015
PTI chairman Imran Khan along with party leaders prays for APS victims on July 22, 2015. PHOTO: INP

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Wednesday welcomed dialogue between Afghan Taliban and the government in Kabul saying such issues could only be resolved on the table.

“We were called supporters of Taliban when we demanded to resolve the issue on table. Today, I am happy our stance is acknowledged and dialogue process has resumed,” said Imran, while speaking to the media after meeting members of Army Public School (APS) Shuhada Forum.

"US diplomat Richard Holbrooke was also a supporter of resolving the Taliban issue through talks," he added.

Further, according to Express News, the PTI chairman said all demands of families of the Peshawar attack victims will be met.

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“Being a father myself, I can understand your pain,” said Imran.

He also announced the formation of a committee under the chairmanship of K-P Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser for the resolution of issues of families of the December 16 Peshawar attack victims.

Regarding the devastation caused by floods, Imran promised all out efforts for restoration of flood affected people of Chitral.

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