Chances for success of Government-Taliban talks seems bleak: Shujat

LAHORE- PML President, Senator Chaudhry Shujat Hussain has said that although he prayed for the success of dialogue with Taliban, yet he saw slim chances of any breakthrough.

Talking to journalists at Lahore airport after his return from Islamabad, he expressed that there had been no understanding about Army being a part of negotiations.  He also wanted the Army to stay away from being a party to dialogue, since it was an issue for a Jirga, which if decides to avoid any action against Taliban, Army would be restrained to be bound to honor that decision. Shujat also said that Taliban should ensure peace, since that was the very reason for dialogue being carried out.

Commenting on the statement of Interior Minister, regarding the killing of Islamabad’s District Court Judge, accidentally by his own guard, was a premature act. He said petty issues like immorality at the Parliament lodges are not as important as major issues.

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