ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid said that the PML-N government favours talks with Taliban for peace in the country and the region.
In an interview‚ he said if talks can be held with Taliban in Doha why they cannot be held in Islamabad.
The Minister said that the government is fully convinced that talks are the best course to address all concerns and reservations of the respective parties. He said even after war‚ the adversaries had to sit across the table for negotiations to settle their disputes.
About drone attacks‚ the Information Minister said the government wants to settle this issue with the United States through dialogue. He said the Foreign Office is in contact with the United States on this issue.
To a question‚ he said the government wants to address the energy‚ economy and security issues on priority basis. He said the PML N government did not indulge in horse- trading or other tactics to set up its governments in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
He said all energies are being used resolve serious problems of the country. He hoped that the agreements signed with China during recent visit of the Prime Minister would be turning points for Pakistan’s economy.