No decision against national interests in talks process: Khurram


ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Trade Khurram Dastgir Khan has said the government would not take any decision against national interests during the dialogue process.

The government has evolved a strategy to make the negotiations with Taliban successful, he said talking to a private news channel.

Khurram Dastgir said there were three stages of the dialogue process. In the first stage, it was to identify with whom the talks were to be held while at the second stage, anti-peace elements would be highlighted and the third pertained to moderation and demobilization of the militants.

He said after the completion of identification process, a new government committee, comprising parliamentarians of various political parties would be formed.

The government had taken all the stakeholders on board before starting the talks process. Though an all parties conference, national consensus was developed in this regard, he added.

Replying to a question, he said continuing ceasefire was a good sign as no blast or terrorist attack had taken place since the ceasefire.

It was also the credit of Pakistan Muslim League-N government that drone attacks on Pakistan’s territory had ceased, he added.

Source: APP

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