War on terror can be won in 90 days through dialogue: Imran


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that the war against terrorism can be won in 90 days through dialogue.
During his meeting with British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Tuesday, Khan said it was high time peace was given a chance through dialogue with the tribal people. “Every military operation has failed. We can help the Americans in their withdrawal from their own mess in this region,” he said. Khan told Hague about the PTI’s agenda in the first 100 days after coming to power. He said there was a need for good governance that meant de-politicisation of state institutions, bureaucracy and police. He also declared his support for devolution, that is, giving power to people at the grassroots level. Khan said his party had always advocated a political solution to the problem of terrorism, adding that his first move would be to have a ceasefire and convince the US that a credible government in Pakistan could stop militancy in the Tribal Areas. Hague agreed that there was recognition that there had to be reconciliation in Afghanistan, even amongst the Americans. But “there are some people like al Qaeda who are not reconcilable”, he added.