Imran Khan wants to restart peace talks with Taliban


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has again called for restarting negotiations with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) despite strong public opinion in the country against talking with terrorists.
“If America can negotiate with the Afghan Taliban, Pakistan and Afghanistan should also negotiate with them (Taliban),” Imran Khan said while speaking to reporters after meeting members of Army Public School (APS) Shuhada Forum.
Imran Khan also announced the formation of a committee to negotiate on behalf of APS Shuhada Forum with the federal government. The committee would take up demands of the forum and will request the government to make December 16 a national holiday in honour of APS victims. It would also request the federal government to bestow Nishan-e-Haider on those who were killed in the attack.
Imran Khan had said early last year that Taliban did not want to enforce Shariah in the country at gunpoint but wanted to liberate it from a US-led war. The PTI chairman was one of the few politicians who had rallied for starting negotiations with the TTP even as majority of the political leaders were opposed to the proposal.


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