NEW YORK - Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI) is trying to persuade the insurgent Haqqani network to join Afghan peace talks, according to a media report. The newspaper said the ISI, which has resisted American pressures to take on the Haqqani network, now wants the group to explore a role in Afghan peace talks. Officials and tribal elders with ties to the group said that the ISI's move suggested that Pakistan was unlikely to heed the US warning that it must act soon, the Journal's correspondent in Islamabad reported Wednesday. A tribal elder from North Waziristan, who has contacts with Haqqani's inner circle, said the network has been alarmed by the persistent CIA drone strikes and the killing of Osama bin Laden in Abbotabad. "It (the group) may be increasingly amenable to talks," the unnamed elder said. The elder said the Haqqanis' compounds in North Waziristan's capital, Miran Shah, were largely emptied out in the days following the bin Laden raid, reflecting the group's worries.