Wed, 22 May 2013 11:15:00 GMT | By ANI

PTI seeks pro-Taliban cleric's help to initiate talks with militants

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is on the frontline of a nearly seven-year domestic Taliban insurgency and suffers near-daily bomb and shooting attacks


PTI seeks pro-Taliban cleric's help to initiate talks with militants (© Reuters)

Peshawar: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has sought the help of an elderly pro-Taliban cleric to initiate peace talks with the militants, party officials have said.

The political party approached Samiul Haq, also known as the "Father of the Taliban", after emerging from elections as the largest party in the troubled northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, reports The Express Tribune.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is on the frontline of a nearly seven-year domestic Taliban insurgency and suffers near-daily bomb and shooting attacks. PTI chief Imran Khan has called for an end to military operations and peace talks with the Taliban.

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