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Pakistan’s ruling coalition to discuss policy on militancy, terrorism – International Herald Tribune

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Pakistani leaders say they will discuss how to curb Islamic militants who have seized control of parts of its border region with Afghanistan.

Farhatullah Babar says Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and leaders of the parties in the ruling coalition will gather Wednesday in Islamabad. Babar is a spokesman for the main ruling Pakistan People’s Party.

The meeting follows a threat from a prominent militant leader to attack government officials in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province for ordering operations by security forces against rebels in the region.

The government hopes to rein in militancy through more dialogue and less use of force, a strategy that U.S. and NATO officials say is allowing militants to step up attacks in Afghanistan.

Pakistan’s ruling coalition to discuss policy on militancy, terrorism – International Herald Tribune.

The Government dialogues, the Talibans establish Shariah Courts:

We have set up the courts in accordance with people’s wishes,” said Taliban spokesman Maulvi Umar, adding that people were fed up with the previous legal system.

I see how well dialogue works.

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Written by Claudia

July 25, 2008 at 6:25 pm

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  1. […] Gilani, who will be in the US for three days, said in turn that the country’s battle against Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters was “a war … against Pakistan, and we’ll fight for our own cause”. (oh, yeah, that’s why they want dialogue with the Taliban while the latter install Shariah courts in the Bajaur tribal reg…). […]

  2. […] Gilani, who will be in the US for three days, said in turn that the country’s battle against Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters was “a war … against Pakistan, and we’ll fight for our own cause”. (oh, yeah, that’s why they want dialogue with the Taliban while the latter install Shariah courts in the Bajaur tribal reg…). […]


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