Talks with militants necessary for Pak's survival: Imran Khan

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Islamabad, Dec. 10 (ANI): Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has said that talks with the extremists are very necessary to prevent further chaos in the country.

"It is high time to enter into dialogue with the militants to save the future of the nation, as it was the question of the very survival of the country," The News quoted Khan, as saying.

Talking to media persons during a press conference, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chief said that while President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai have supported holding talks with the Taliban, Pakistan should also work to find a non-military solution to the issue, which is threatening the very existence of the country.

Responding to a question , Khan said he is confident of striking a peace deal with the tribal people, as they would not take him to be a puppet in the hands of the US.

He urged the government to convene an All Party Conference (APC) to find a solution to the ever-expanding problem of terrorism, and added that Islamabad should also declare its own foreign policy.

"Now as the US government has unveiled its policy on Afghanistan, the government of Pakistan should immediately call APC for formulating a home-tailored policy on terrorism," Khan said. (ANI)

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