Khursheed Shah demands time frame for Taliban talks
KARACHI: Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, leader of the opposition in the National Assembly (NA), said that a time frame should be provided for the negotiations with Taliban, ARY News reports on Wednesday.
The statement was made by the opposition leader after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's address to the lower house of the parliament in which he announced a four member committee to hold talk with Taliban militants.
Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan, speaking in the house, said that he wants the peace talks to be given another try. He said that the peace talks should be done openly and the media should be made a party as well.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Farooq Sattar, speaking to media outside the Parliament building, said that the nation will be further saddened if a clear decision is not taken regarding terrorism. He inquired that what will the government explain to the people of Pakistan if they want to hold talks only.
MQM leader claimed that his speech was censored by the state television channel whereas the speeches of all other party leaders were shown on air.