• publish: 24 October 2015
  • time: 11:26 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 1865

Pakistan can’t kill Taliban and bring them to peace at the same time, Sharif says

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif said on Friday that Islamabad is prepared to help revive stalled peace talks between Afghan government and Taliban and that he has talked about it with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.

But Nawaz Sharfi said he cannot bring Taliban to peace talks “and be asked to kill them at the same time.”

Nawaz Sharif did not elaborate but his remarks come after Kabul asked Islamabad to begun crackdown on Afghan Taliban and other terrorist groups that carry out attacks in Afghanistan with their centers inside Pakistan.

Afghan government said if Pakistan really wants to assist Afghanistan, it should stop supporting the terrorist groups.

Nawaz Sharif’s speech at the U.S. Institute of Peace was disrupted when a protester stood up shouting slogans of freedom for Balochistan province of Pakistan.

According to Reuters, a man in the audience at the U.S. Institute of Peace stood up and shouted “Free, Free Baluchistan!” and accused the Pakistani prime minister of being “friends” with late al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, just as Sharif was starting a speech.

Sharif looked up and paused briefly as the man was led away, but did not comment on the interruption, Reuters reports.

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