US, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Taliban need to talk: Kasuri

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Former foreign minister and PTI leader Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri on Wednesday said that the only viable way out for Pakistan, United States, Afghanistan and Taliban would be to enter into serious talks on the post 2014 situation in Afghanistan.
Talking to the special US Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (AfPak) Robin Raphel, he said that Pakistan desired a negotiated settlement because it had paid a very heavy price because of the war on terror in Afghanistan following the Geneva Accords in 1989.
He told the ambassador that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf strongly felt that the drone strikes were counterproductive and the use of drones in the tribal areas was promoting extremism because a large number of innocent civilians were losing their lives as a result of these strikes.

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  1. They may have made a progress in flushing out Taliban from the area but drones are not the ultimate solution to curb the activities of the Taliban. Drones collateral damage is high which can result in more talibanization and radicalization and it has affected the Pak U.S relation to a great extent. Also, Govt is trying its best to restore order and calm in the dangerous territories.

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