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Contacts with Taliban broken after US drone strike: Pakistan

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Tue, Nov 12, 2013 01:18 hrs

Islamabad: Pakistan government admitted Monday that its all contacts with the Taliban were broken following the recent killing of the militant organisation's chief in a US drone attack.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan told Pakistan parliament that all contacts with the Taliban militants have broken after the Nov 1 drone attack which killed the Pakistan Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud, Xinhua reported.

The remarks came days after Pakistan Taliban refused to talk to the government after the drone attack.

He also told the National Assembly or lower house of the parliament that the dialogue process could not move forward if the US continued drone attacks.

He expressed satisfaction that during the debate in the House there was wide consensus that the dialogue process should continue and the drone strikes should come to an end in any case.




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