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BBC News: Pakistan’s Rehman Malik: Taliban must disarm for talks

October 18, 2011

Pakistan will hold peace talks with the Taliban only if the militants lay down their weapons first, Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said.

He told reporters the Taliban would not “keep Kalashnikovs… and hold talks”.

Both sides have indicated they are open to negotiations, but analysts doubt the insurgents, who are at war with the Pakistani state, would agree to disarm.

Continues at: bbc.co.uk – Pakistan’s Rehman Malik: Taliban must disarm for talks

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    October 18, 2011 22:25

    A peace tractative with Talibans require that they pose down effectively their weapons.
    It is a prerequisite required for a real tractative on a peace’s table confront.
    No other ways is possible or credible, as their past activity speak by itself.
    Claudio Alpaca

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