Nawaz Sharif hopes for Taliban talks within constitution

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London, Nov 1: Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that he hopes the dialogue with the Taliban will progress within the constitutional framework of Pakistan.

Sharif Thursday said that dialogue with the Taliban has started, the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) reported.

According to a press release issued by the Pakistan high commission here, Sharif apprised Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on the dialogue with the Taliban, relations with India, the energy situation and the economic reforms agenda of his government.

He said the Pakistan government was making its counter-terrorism forces and intelligence agencies fully capable to root out extremism and terrorism from the country.

On Pakistan-India relations, Sharif said: "We have made India bashing a non-issue in Pakistan but unfortunately, Indian politicians are still engaged in unwarranted Pakistan bashing."


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