Published On: Wed, Jan 1st, 2014
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Progress expected to initiate dialogue with Taliban soon: Nisar

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RAWALPINDI: Interior Minister? Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that progress is expected in initiating dialogue with the Taliban in coming days.

Talking to newsmen after inauguration of passport office complex here on Tuesday? he said that negotiation with militants is a top priority of the government, adding a comprehensive team has been constituted for the purpose.

?Whole nation and all the institutions are united to defeat terrorism and extremism,? Nisar announced.

The Minister denied that any operation is underway in North Waziristan Agency (NWA).

Dialogue process is also underway in Balochistan and the provincial Chief Minister is the focal person for the purpose,? Interior minister said.

To a question, Chaudhry Nisar said that the situation has improved in Karachi due to the ongoing targeted operation against criminals, adding a meeting chaired by Prime Minister the other day also decided to take action against the street crime, the minister added.

To another question, he said that the first draft of ?national security policy? has been prepared and it will now be placed before the cabinet committee on national security and later in the cabinet for approval.

Earlier inaugurating the newly constructed Passport office Chaudhry Nisar Ali said that modern passport offices will be established at all district headquarters and passport with ten year expiry will be issued from Jan 01, 2014.
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