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Mehsud death won’t affect peace parleys: HPC

Mehsud death won’t affect peace parleys: HPC

Nov 02, 2013 - 17:52

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The High Peace Councilinfo-icon (HPC) on Saturday said the death of Tehrik-i-Talibaninfo-icon Pakistaninfo-icon (TTP) leader Hakimullah Mehsud would not harm Afghan-led reconciliation parleys.

Hakimullah Mehsud, who was killed in a US drone strike in the Dande Darpakhel area of North Waziristan Agency late on Friday, was buried on Saturday morning.

Calling negotiations between the Afghan government and Taliban a success, HPC spokesman Maulviinfo-icon Shahzada Shahid said the death of Mehsud would not affect the process.

He said the HPC had always been opposed to war, violence and civilian killings. However, he believed Mehsud’s death might affect negotiations between the Pakistani government and rebels.

“His death may have an effect on talks between Islamabad and militants,” he added.



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