Sharif forms team for Taliban talks

Islamabad, Jan 29: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Wednesday announced the formation of a four-member team to hold negotiations with the Pakistani Taliban.

Addressing a session of the national assembly, Sharif accepted the invitation of the Taliban to hold a dialogue and said the government wanted to give peace another chance, Dawn online reported.

Sharif said Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan would assist the committee.

The prime minister also said he would personally supervise the performance of the committee.

“Since the other side has shown intent to negotiate, we also wish to give peace yet another chance. The acts of terror must stop. Terrorism and talks cannot continue simultaneously,” he said.

IANS