Former Ambassador to the US
President Jinnah Institute
Nawaz Sharif and the TTP: the flirtation continues. No timeframe or TORs for negotiating team. Strategic dithering costing nation dearly.
Syed Munawar Hasan
Govt should implement the decisions of All Parties conference. Peace talks should be given a fair chance.
Maryam Nawaz Sharif
Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N)
Today, Prime Minister proved he leads and won’t be led! This is how a leader acts. Hold the interest of the state and people supreme.
Usman Bashir Bilour
Son of Shaheed Bashir Ahmed Bilour
21 days and 120 killed still we want to negotiate with terrorists. Isn’t it very strange? It’s time for a decision.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI)
Welcome PM speech. 4 member commitee is good step, but PM should oversee progress hands on & make give/take decisions with security adv from COAS.
Those who want to negotiate with terrorists, are indirectly protecting terrorists and strengthening their wrong philosophy. #Pakistan
Disgusting. Begging murderers for talks. Nothing shakes the rulers. Dialogue with Taliban top priority of govt: Nisar
Group Editor, Dunya News
Expect terrorists to play dialogue to buy time but things are inevitably moving towards the inevitable. Finally, and hopefully!
Anchor, Capital TV
Yes to a time-bound dialogue seeking TTP’s voluntary disarming & its surrender to the writ of the State-all within Constitutional parameters.
Anchor, Express News
After a clear-headed diagnosis, Nawaz Sharif back to square one: 4 member peace talks committee. Most sympathetic to ‘our own people’.
No counter-terror expert, no senior govt functionary with any institutional memory, no religious expert & no politician. What a committee!
Pakistan Correspondent, Reuters
A reporter, a columnist, a retired army major and ex-envoy walk into peace talks with Taliban. They would’ve been better off going to a bar…
Professor of International Relations
For those who are deafened by the echoes of our own silence: There is only one way to break the silence. It is, to speak up…
Government has simultaneously announced peace talks with #TTP & imminent military operation in NWA. When will this drama end?
Kudos to #MQM for standing their ground in #NA today on Negotiations with Taliban. Rest have played a selfish politics. Progressive parties?
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