The first step... By Waheed
01 October, 2013
After the terrible suicide attacks on the Christian community in Peshawar, there is widespread confusion regarding holding talks with the militant groups. Those previously in favour of negotiations with the TTP are now reviewing their point of view.
If the sole surviving superpower of the world has no hesitation to hold talks with the Taliban after having incurred heavy losses over a span of more than eleven years, why should things be different on our part of the divide? If war is the only solution to all evils, why should Nato insist on safe passage out of Afghanistan? We need a peaceful environment in Pakistan and that can be guaranteed through the resumption of dialogue.
Waheed ur Rahman