Reacting cautiously to Pakistan`s all-out offensive against militants in the restive northwest tribal region, the US has said it is not going to rush to any judgement on how the operation will proceed against the "common enemy".
Maulana Yousuf Shah, coordinator of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) committee, said Saturday that contact has been established with the shura and a meeting with the Pakistan government is expected to take place in two days` time, a media report said.
ival gangs opened fire and lobbed grenades in a notoriously violent district of Pakistan`s financial hub, Karachi, on Wednesday, killing 14 people, including eight women and three children, police said.
Former President Asif Ali Zardari has warned against "appeasing" the militants, saying the attack by the Pakistani Taliban that claimed the lives of two top Army officers shows the futility of the policy.
A meeting convened by Pak Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani has decided that any operation in the restive region would be carried out only after a thorough consensus between the Army and civilian leadership.