The Pakistani government still insists on ‘talks’ with Taliban despite the militants’ refusal to extend a ceasefire.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said in a statement that he has called a meeting with the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan’s (TTP) talks committee on Saturday to decide how to proceed.
He said only dialogue could overcome reservations and objections. “If Taliban have certain objections, we also have reservations,” he said.
He will meet the TTP’s three-man talks committee, led by Maulana Samiul Haq.
On Thursday, civil and military leadership of the country also decided to continue seeking opportunities for peace with the militants.