Pakistan Prime Minister: Talks with Pakistani Taliban Are Underway

Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 11:50 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

LONDON — Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on Thursday his country had started talks with the Pakistani Taliban, a British government source said.

The Pakistani Taliban, an umbrella group of factions operating independently from their Afghan Taliban allies, are fighting to set up an Islamic state in Pakistan.

The Pakistani government has been trying to negotiate a peace settlement to end years of fighting, but the al-Qaida-linked group had previously said it was not open to talks.

It had also said it would not disarm and would not talk to the government until the army pulled back from its strongholds and all its prisoners were released.

Sharif's meeting with Clegg took place in a central London hotel, and included a discussion of Pakistan's relationship with India, the global energy market, and economic reforms in Pakistan, said the British government source.

British Prime Minister David Cameron hosted a meeting with Sharif and Afghan President Hamid Karzai in London earlier this week.

© 2014 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Taiwan's First Budget Airline Set for Maiden Flight

Monday, 01 Sep 2014 07:21 AM

Taiwan's first budget airline said Monday it was scheduled to launch its maiden flight later this month, tapping into th . . .

Indonesian Female Governor Jailed for Corruption

Monday, 01 Sep 2014 07:13 AM

Indonesia's first female provincial leader, and head of one of the country's most powerful political dynasties, was jail . . .

New Thai PM Stacks Cabinet With Military

Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 09:14 AM

Thailand's coup leader and newly appointed premier Prayut Chan-O-Cha on Sunday received royal endorsement for a cabinet  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved