360° Coverage : Pakistan's political parties back talks with Taliban

10 Updates
Pakistan's political parties back talks with Taliban
Photo Credit: AAMIR QURESHI, Getty Images

Pakistan's political parties back talks with Taliban

Sep 9 2013, 11:48am CDT | by IANS

Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) Pakistan's ruling and opposition parties Monday were unanimous in supporting dialogue with the Taliban militants to end the bloodshed in the country.

Islamabad, Sep 9 — Pakistan's ruling and opposition parties Monday were unanimous in supporting dialogue with the Taliban militants to end the bloodshed in the country. "We repose full confidence in...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Pakistan's political parties back talks with Taliban

Sep 9 2013, 11:48am CDT | by IANS

Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) Pakistan's ruling and opposition parties Monday were unanimous in supporting dialogue with the Taliban militants to end the bloodshed in the country.

Islamabad, Sep 9 — Pakistan's ruling and opposition parties Monday were unanimous in supporting dialogue with the Taliban militants to end the bloodshed in the country.

"We repose full confidence in efforts of the prime minister for peaceful solution to problems and call upon the federal government to initiate the dialogue with all stakeholders forthwith and for this purpose," Xinhua reported citing a resolution of the All Parties Conference convened by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif here.

The meet sought suggestions from the mainstream political and religious parties to devise a policy of national security, including talks with the Taliban.

Pakistani Taliban welcomed the announcement. Taliban spokesperson Shahidullah Shahid said the group's central council will soon meet to give response to the government's offer.

The resolution issued after the daylong deliberations also strongly condemned the US drone strikes in the country's tribal regions and said these attacks cause civilian deaths.

"We are unanimous that the use of drones is not only a continued violation of our territorial integrity but also detrimental to our resolve and efforts of eliminating extremism and terrorism from our country."

The political parties urged the government to consider the possibility of taking the drone issue to the United Nation as such attacks violated international law.

"We declare that we shall ourselves determine the means and mode of fighting this war in our national interest and shall not be guided by the United States of America or any other country in this regard."

"Thousands of precious lives of innocent men, women and children and defence and security personnel have been lost in the war, the illegal and immoral U.S. drone attacks and the blow-back from actions of NATO/ISAF forces in Afghanistan," the resolution said.

"There have also been colossal damages to social and physical infrastructure and huge consequential financial losses and adverse effects on our economy," it added.

Army chief General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani and intelligence head Lt. General Zaheer-ul-Islam Abbasi also attended the conference and briefed the participants about the overall security situation in the country.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in his remarks stated that dialogue with the militants should be given priority as the country has suffered a lot with the killing of over 40,000 people and huge financial losses due to terrorism.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
10

2 weeks ago

Pakistan Issues Nuclear Warning to India

Oct 11 2014 9:49am CDT | Source: Big Government

On October 9, Pakistan reminded India it is capable of nuking them if necessary. This reminder came in response to Indian Defense Minister Arun Jaitley's warning that border "adventurism" near Jammu and Kashmir would prove "unaffordable" for Pakistan.  India Today reports that Pakistani Defense Minister Khawaja Asif responded to Jaitley by saying, "India must demonstrate caution and behave with responsibility." He stressed that "P ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
9

3 weeks ago

In Her Home Country Of Pakistan, Many Believe Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai Is A CIA Spy

Oct 10 2014 12:15pm CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

CREDIT: AP Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, spurring all sorts of congratulatory remarks from around the world, the Pakistani education and women’s rights activist is still a controversial in her home country. Conspiracy theories relating to her connection to Western countries began to circulate around Yousafzai soon after she was shot in head by a Taliban gunman on her way home from school ...
Source: ThinkProgress   Full article at: ThinkProgress
 

 
Update
8

3 weeks ago

India, Pakistan Exchange Fire On Kashmir Border, At Least 4 Dead

Oct 8 2014 7:40am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Troops traded heavy fire between Pakistan and Indian-controlled Kashmir, killing at least four civilians and worsening tensions between the long-time rivals, officials on both sides said Wednesday. The fire exchanges — which Indian officials called the worst violation of a 2003 cease-fire — also wounded 18 civilians on the Indian side and another three on the Pakistani side. The violence has spread since Sunday night along the 200-kilometer (125-mile) border between ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
7

3 weeks ago

India, Pakistan Exchange Fire over Kashmir Border

Oct 7 2014 8:27am CDT | Source: Big Government

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian and Pakistani troops fired bullets and mortar shells across the border between Kashmir and Pakistan for a second day Tuesday, with both accusing the other of provoking the violence.   Police in both countries said troops exchanged fire for hours overnight, killing a Pakistani man and injuring at least 22 others. Earlier violence on Monday killed nine civilians. Tens of thousands of villagers have fled ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
6

3 weeks ago

Pakistani terror group swears allegiance to ISIS

Oct 4 2014 6:09pm CDT | Source: WND

Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan declaration of allegiance to ISIS By F. Michael Maloof WASHINGTON – The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan – the Taliban group that seeks the overthrow of the Pakistani government – has sworn allegiance to the Islamic State, or ISIS, and has directed jihadists across the region to help ISIS set up its caliphate. ISIS declared its caliphate from territory seized last June from northeastern Syria to western and central Iraq, and threatens to t ...
Source: WND  Full article at: WND
 

 
Update
4

6 weeks ago

How Modi's India Is Reshaping Asia

Sep 16 2014 10:56am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

NEW DELHI -- During his spirited campaign for parliamentary elections held earlier this year, Narendra Modi, the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate, hardly spoke about foreign policy issues. Other than a few sharp barbs he aimed at Pakistan, China and Bangladesh -- favorite targets of "nationalist Hindus" -- he kept his counsel to himself on this score. But after his triumph ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
3

6 weeks ago

World View: Center of International Piracy Moves from Somalia to Singapore

Sep 16 2014 9:54am CDT | Source: Big Government

This morning's key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Saudis push to avoid MERS outbreak as Hajj approaches Pakistan's umbrella Taliban group appears to be disintegrating The center of international piracy moves from Somalia to Singapore Saudis push to avoid MERS outbreak as Hajj approaches With millions of Muslims from around the world about to arrive in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, for their once in a lifetime Hajj ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
2

7 weeks ago

Imran Khan's Followers -- His Weakness or His Strength?

Sep 9 2014 4:00pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Pakistan's political frenzy is continuing as the world looks on. It is almost a month since the wave of protests began in Pakistan's Federal Capital Islamabad. Thousands have left their homes at the call of Pakistan's most popular political figure, Imran Khan, and the relatively progressive cleric Dr. Tahirul Qadri. The demonstrators have camped outside the Prime Minister House and Pakistan Nation ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
1

7 weeks ago

PHOTOS: Historic Kashmir Flooding Leaves Thousands Trapped, Hundreds Dead

Sep 8 2014 10:29am CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

Pakistani children play in flooded road caused by heavy rain in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. CREDIT: AP Photo/K.M. Chaudry The torrential rains that have inundated the Himalayan region of Kashmir and eastern Pakistan for the last six days have now stopped, but the destruction is not over yet: More than 320 people are dead, and thousands more are trapped in their homes, the Associated Press reports. Senior Indian army official D.S. Ho ...
Source: ThinkProgress   Full article at: ThinkProgress
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

North Korea, South Korea to play football match
Seoul, Nov 1 (IANS/EFE) The South Korean government has given its approval to a visit from under-15 soccer players from North Korea to play in an international tournament, in a bid to reduce tension and strengthen bilateral ties.
 
 
One dies as spacecraft explodes in US
San Francisco, Nov 1 (IANS/EFE) One person was killed and another badly injured when Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo exploded over southern California's Mojave Desert after takeoff on a test flight, the California Highway Patrol said.
 
 
Indian appointed to UN peacekeeping panel
United Nations, Nov 1 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has appointed Abhijit Guha, a retired Indian Army Lieutenant General, to a high-level panel to assess UN peace operations.
 
 
US, EU to meet Iran over nuke talks
Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Oman early next month for meetings with his Iranian and EU counterparts to push for a comprehensive deal over Tehran's nuclear programme by Nov 24, the State Department said Friday.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

One dies as spacecraft explodes in US
San Francisco, Nov 1 (IANS/EFE) One person was killed and another badly injured when Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo exploded over southern California's Mojave Desert after takeoff on a test flight, the California...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
J.K. Rowling reveals details about story characters
London, Nov 1 (IANS/EFE) British author Joanne Kathleen Rowling, the author of the "Harry Potter" series, has revealed previously undisclosed background details of the saga's characters on her website, Pottermore,...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Ethiopia pull out of hosting Senior Challenge Cup
Nairobi, Nov 1 (IANS) The Council of East and Central Africa Football Association (Cecafa) announced that Ethiopia had pulled out as hosts of regional football showpiece, Senior Challenge Cup. Cecafa general secretary...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Benfica beat Rio Ave in Portuguese league
Lisbon, Nov 1 (IANS) Benfica beat Rio Ave 1-0 in the ninth round of the Portuguese football league at the Estadio da Luz here. Attacking midfielder Talisca scored the only goal of the match in the 60th minute Friday,...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Lions hoping Gayle can solve top order problems
Johannesburg, Nov 1 (IANS/CMC) Highveld Lions are hoping Chris Gayle's explosive batting at the top of the order can be the catalyst to their success in the upcoming Ram Slam Twenty20 League which bowls off here Sunday...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
BCCI demands multi-million dollar settlement from WICB
Bridgetown (Barbados), Nov 1 (IANS/CMC) The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will have to cough up nearly $42 million in order to stave off a lawsuit from the Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI), stemming from...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Garth Brooks feels like 'arm candy'
Garth Brooks feels like Trisha Yearwood's ''arm candy.'' The country singer, who has been married to the 'Woman Before Me' hitmaker for 19 years, claims she is much more popular with their fans. The 52-year-old star,...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kourtney Kardashian is so proud of Kendall Jenner
Kourtney Kardashian says Kendall Jenner is her ''favorite family member.'' The 35-year-old reality TV star, who is set to give birth to her third child with Scott Disick in December, is extremely proud of her 18-year-...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
German Bundesliga standings
Berlin, Nov 1 (IANS) Following are the German Bundesliga standings after Friday's match (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. Bayern Munich...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Indian appointed to UN peacekeeping panel
United Nations, Nov 1 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has appointed Abhijit Guha, a retired Indian Army Lieutenant General, to a high-level panel to assess UN peace operations. Announcing the formation of the...
Read more on Politics Balla