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