"Engaging in dialogue with the Taliban is still a top agenda of the government. Talks will be held with those groups which are ready to take part in the process but those who respond with bullet will face war," Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said.

In an interaction with mediapersons, Khan said the decision to hold talks with Taliban was given by the country's political leadership during the All Parties Conference.

He further said that government will continue to adhere to this policy and welcomes those militant groups who will respond positively to talks offer.

"Our aim is to restore peace in Pakistan particularly in FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas), as it is right of the people as they have paid a heavy cost for an unnecessary war. Time has come that people should be saved from this situation of blood and fire. Foreign powers for their own interests pushed people of this region into an unending war," he said.

Khan added that negotiations are underway with different groups and hoped for a good outcome.


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