Taliban Peace Talks: Imran Distances Himself

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Former Pakistani cricketer and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan speaks at Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi on Saturday.
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ISLAMABAD, Feb 2 – Distancing himself from the the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan said the militant group should select its own representatives for the peace talks, a media report said.

In a statement issued Saturday, Imran Khan said the militant group should select its own representatives for the talks, adding that the he had full faith in the four-member talk panel formed by the government, the Dawn online reported.

“However, we will discuss in our core committee meeting Monday how the PTI can be of assistance to further the dialogue,” he added.

PTI information secretary Shireen Mazari said the party hadn’t been contacted by the Taliban to ask its chairman to become a member of its committee for peace talks with the government. — IANS

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