Imran Khan urges Taleban to join peace talks
Imran khan said there was a need for peace in the country and urged the Taleban to start the talks, a local TV channel reported.
Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan on Wednesday appealed to the Pakistani Taleban to participate in the peace talks with the government, a media report said.
Imran, who is the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI), said there was a need for peace in the country and urged the Taleban to start the talks, a local TV channel reported.
He said restoration of peace in Pakistan was not possible until US drone attacks stopped. The Pakistani Taleban have refused to talk to the government after a US drone attack killed their chief, Hakimullah Mehsud, in North Waziristan tribal region on November 1. The attack took place just a day ahead of planned a meeting between a government-led team and the Taleban militants.
Pakistan accused the US of sabotaging the peace process with the Taleban.