Pakistan -Taliban talks ‘under way’

Pakistan -Taliban talks ‘under way’

Pakistan -Taliban talks ‘under way’

Written by Kumudu Jayawardana

06 Feb, 2014 | 4:04 pm

The first formal meeting between Pakistan government and a Taliban-nominated team has begun in an undisclosed location, local media say.

They are due to start charting a “roadmap” for peace talks. The talks were delayed earlier in the week after the government side asked for clarification about the composition of the Pakistan Taliban team.

Militants from the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have been waging an insurgency inside Pakistan since 2007.The talks initiative was announced last week by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, following a spate of attacks.

More than 100 people, including soldiers, died in Taliban attacks across the country in January. Thousands have been killed since the TTP came to the fore in 2007.

SOURCE: BBC

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