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Talks should be held with Taliban, says Gillani

LAHORE: Former Prime Minister, Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani has said that talks should be held with Taliban for the restoration of peace in the country and expressed his wishes for these talks to be succesful – ARY News reports.

Talking to media after meeting the British High Commissioner (HC) Philip Barton at his residence here on Monday, Yousuf Raza Gillani said that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) stance on terrorism is clear and wished for the efforts to hold negotiations with Taliban to be successful.

Gillani stated that during his meeting with the Prime Minister, he had requested PM Nawaz Sharif to remember his abducted son, Ali Haider Gillani while talks are held with Taliban.

The ex-PM told that he knows nothing about his son as to where Ali Haider is and how is his condition.

Speaking about National Reconciliation Order (NRO), Yousuf Raza Gillani said that it included the names of almost 4000 people and though his name was not there in the list, yet he is being victimized.

Commenting on General (R) Pervez Musharraf, he said that the former President should appear before the court, however added that if a trial against him was held for his deeds since 12 October, 1999 then Pervez Musharraf would not have gained sympathies.

Gillani told that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and National Accountability Bureau (NAB) have put aside all the cases and are busy finding evidence against him.

Returning to a question, the ex-PM denied any discussion with the British HC, Philip Barton, pertaining to MQM Chief Altaf Hussain and 2 accused arrested in Pakistan.

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