Taliban are just ‘buying time’

Taliban are just ‘buying time’

ISLAMABAD: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Farooq Sattar on Wednesday reacted cautiously to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s announcement to hold talks with the Taliban. Sattar asked what message is being sent to people after sacrifices of thousands of civilians and security personnel. He said that militants would buy time through renewed peace offer and that too at a time when the whole nation has been mobilised for action against the militants. Sattar said that a wrong message would go to the country that we have handed over Pakistan to terrorists by acting in confusion. He asked the government as to which TTP faction would it approach for talks and said that talks should be held with those militant factions that were ready. He also said that the government should also notify a timeframe.

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