Pakistan

Pakistan Government Authorizes Talks with Taliban

Take control of their own war on terror

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Calling dialogue the "only option" to deal with the scourge of terrorism and militancy across the country, the political leadership on Monday authorised the federal government to initiate the process with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) without any delay.

The authorisation came at the end of the all-parties conference (APC) convened by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and attended by leaders of all major political parties.

All attendees signed an eight-point joint resolution adopted at the daylong summit, terming the war on terror being fought in the national interest and not on the dictates of the US or any other state.