Govt’s stance to hold peace talks receives mixed reactions


ISLAMABAD: In the wake of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s announcement to formulate a four-member committee to hold negotiations with the Pakistan Taliban, the decision attracted mixed reactions from the major political parties in the country.

Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah said “if the government wanted to end terrorism through peace talks, then the opposition would extend its full cooperation and support” adding that the “opposition would never try politicise the issue of terrorism.”

He said it should also be ensured that the militants did not carry out sabotage activities as they had done earlier in response to the dialogue offer.

However, patron-in-chief of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari criticised the decision of the government.  more




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