Government keen for dialogue with Taliban: Nawaz Sharif

KARACHI: In response to harsh statements from Taliban leadership, Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif reaffirmed pledge to hold dialogue with Taliban so that peace and stability will arrive in the country.
“War is not solution of issues, it cannot help resolve problems but escalate them them so that after war we have to come on table”, Nawaz Sharif said here onĀ  Friday night after returning from a visit of Awaran, the quake hit areas of Balochistan
“The dialogue with Taliban is better for both sides and I am sure Taliban for the sake of country’s peace and stability will give positive response”, he said.
“More than 40,000 Pakistanis have lost their lives in war against terrorism”, Nawaz Sharif said, adding that his desire is dialogue with Taliban and he is making efforts for the purpose.
Besides Taliban, Pakistan is eager to resolve all outstanding issues with Afganistan and India through dialogue to give peace a chance in the region, the premier said, adding, “We are peaceful and peace-loving people and want to resolve our issues through dialogue and live in complete peace”.
Meanwhile newly elected Taliban leader Molvi Fazlullah catagorically said that Taliban would not enter into any dialogue with Pakistan and increase attacks on Pakistan.
Head of Pakistan chapter of Taliban Asmatullah Shaheen in a statement narrated that Taliban will attack security forces, police, defence installations, government buildings, political leaders while special thrust of attacks will be to Punjab Province.

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