Pak Taliban not serious about peace talks: Sartaj Aziz

Islamabad, Feb. 28: The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is not serious about peace talks with the Pak govt., Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz has said.

Speaking to media representatives in Islamabad, Aziz added that the targeted action in Waziristan was beneficial in the long run, as the Taliban was not interested in the peace process.

Aziz made the comments as there were speculations that the government was set to launch a major military offensive in North Waziristan following recent attacks by the Taliban and the apparent failure of peace talks, Dawn News reports.

According to the report, Aziz had also previously acknowledged that dialogue with the Taliban had derailed, adding that the state’s writ would be established in the troubled regions.(ANI)