Pakistani Taliban don’t need office: Sartaj Aziz

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has ruled out the suggestion for a Taliban office saying they did not need any office as the government was to hold talks with them inside the country.

Speaking to media, he said that issue of Afghan Taliban was different from Pakistani militants. “Militants name their representative and decide when and where to meet, you may consider venue of talks as your office,” Aziz said.

He said there were various places, where meetings could be held for peace talks. He expressed sorrow over Peshawar blast and said the city was an easy target of extremists as it was located near volatile tribal region. He said that it was difficult to overcome suicide blasts occuring in the country, adding that there were many groups of Taliban in Pakistan.