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NA: Imran supports peace talks, Sattar refers it as trading martyrs' blood

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has demanded the Government to elaborate why was the strategy regarding a military operation changed in North Waziristan, whilst Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Farooq Sattar has said that talks with Taliban is similar to settling a deal on the blood of martyrs – ARY News reports.

According to details, a discussion on negotiations with Taliban was held in today's session of the National Assembly.

Chairman PTI, Imran Khan while expressing his views in the House, said that what advancement took place pertaining to a dialogue with Taliban after the drone attack on Hakimullah Mehsud, is not known at all. He demanded the Government to take everybody on-board on whatever strategy it opts for in this regard.

He clarified that holding negotiations is a way to weaken Taliban.

Khan also demanded the Government to elaborate what for it changed the strategy of a military operation in North Waziristan.

Meanwhile, MQM's parliamentary leader in the House, Dr Farooq Sattar while opposing talks with Taliban, labeled it as trading on the blood of martyrs.

He criticized the Government for making a deal with Taliban and handing over the state to them.



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