Rawalpindi, Jan 11(ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has urged the Taliban to stop suicide bombings and take the initiative of holding peace talks with the Government.
Khan said that he was in favour of dialogue with the Taliban, as the suicide attacks were resulting in death of innocent people all over the country.
"The present rulers will not take the initiative to hold dialogues with the Taliban unless they get a no-objection certificate from Washington," The Daily Times quoted Khan, as saying.
Khan further emphasized that the people were suffering from inflation and unemployment, while a lot of public money was being wasted to win a futile war that would only result in casualties and economic loss.
"The defence budget of Pakistan has increased from Rs 430 billion to Rs 615 billion due to war on terrorism and the negotiations are the only solution of that," Khan said.
Highlighting that the economy of the country had been destroyed due to the war on terror, he also said that the leadership of major political parties, primarily the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), were not sincere to the people. (ANI)