What is there to negotiate with the Pakistani Taliban ?
Hakimullah Mehsud, the leader of the Pakistan Taliban (Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan), said in an interview with the BBC that he is open to talks with the government, but until now no one has approached him with such a proposal. The leader of the rebels is clearly trying to be cunning. Immediately after his election to the post of prime minister in May this year, Nawaz Sharif said he was willing for unconditional talks with the Taliban.
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