(MENAFN -Khaleej Times) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has thrown his weight behind peace talks with the Taleban, and said that there are certain Taleban factions that are hampering the peace process
Khan who spoke with reporters in Lahore on Saturday, said such groups are being assisted by anti-state elements.
The PTI chief emphasised the need to make the dialogue process successful, calling for a halt in attacks on security forces and asked committees involved in dialogue to strive for a ceasefire.
Khan asked what other options were available if talks were unsuccessful and the subsequent military operation also failed.
The PTI chief said that the proposed military operation will create more problems.
Apparently referring to Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz, Khan added that those who quit the Taleban team have lost their credibility.
The PTI chief questioned what ANP and PPP did during their five years in power to end violence and said that national institutions suffered the most during the present governance. —