Pakistan will not let death of Taliban leader derail talks: Minister

AFP , Saturday 2 Nov 2013

Pakistan will not allow the death of Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud in a US drone strike to derail proposed peace talks, the information minister said Saturday.

Pervez Rasheed told reporters the government wanted to press ahead with its plan to negotiate with Mehsud's Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.

"We can say that this time drone struck the peace talks but we will not let the peace talks die," Rasheed said.

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