Pak Taliban says govt not serious about peace talks

A member of the Pakistani Taliban`s negotiating team on Friday accused the government of not being serious in peace talks.

Pak Taliban seek 2 days to decide venue for meeting with government

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) today asked for two days to decide the location of a meeting between its political council and the government committee.

Pakistan frees 16 Taliban prisoners in bid to revive peace talks

Pakistan has freed at least sixteen Taliban prisoners with the approval of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, officials said on Thursday, in a move designed to invigorate a shaky peace process with the militant group.

US "very carefully" watching Pak, Taliban peace talks

The United States is very carefully watching the peace talks between the Pakistani government and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a top American commander based in Afghanistan has told lawmakers.

Pakistan to resume Taliban peace talks: Sources

Negotiators for the Pakistani government and the country`s main Taliban faction are to meet Wednesday to restart peace talks that stalled more than a fortnight ago, sources said.

PPP irked by minister`s offer to play cricket with Taliban

The main opposition Pakistan People`s Party (PPP) on Tuesday submitted an adjournment motion in the National Assembly over Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan`s invitation to the Taliban to play a cricket match.

Pak govt to target militants; stamp state`s writ at all costs

The Pakistan government on Tuesday decided to continue targeted operations against militants alongside efforts to start a dialogue with the Taliban as part of steps to establish the state`s writ at all costs, according to media reports.

Taliban says ready for ceasefire if Pakistan stops killings

Taliban insurgents offered Wednesday to observe a ceasefire to allow the resumption of stalled peace talks, provided Pakistani security forces stop killing and arresting them.

`As Pakistan pursues Taliban peace talks, US scales back drone strikes`

The recent lull in drone strikes by the US since last December came after Hakimullah Mehsud was killed in November.

Pakistani Taliban demand release of prisoners

Pakistani Taliban on Sunday demanded the release of their prisoners and withdrawal of army from the country`s restive tribal regions, which it says could be part of confidence building measures for the possible peace talks, Xinhua reported.

Pakistan says framework ready for talks with Taliban

Pakistan`s Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that the framework for holding talks with the Taliban was ready and there was no foreign pressure for this.

Pakistan Taliban welcomes peace talk offer

The banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan has welcomed as a "good omen" the decision of the country`s political parties to hold talks with it and other militant groups.

Karzai`s Pakistan visit ends in `muted disappointment`: Report

Afghan President Hamid Karzai`s two-day visit to Pakistan ended in muted disappointment.

Obama, Karzai commit to Afghan-Taliban peace talks

Obama and his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai has reaffirmed their commitment to the Afghan-led reconciliation process with the Taliban to "end violence".

Didn`t sideline Pak in Taliban peace talks: US

There are sentiments inside Pakistan that it was being sidelined by the Obama administration in peace talks with the Taliban.

Mullah Omar confirms peace talks with US

It is the first time the Taliban has publicly raised the prospect of a peace settlement after over 10 years of fighting.

Pakistan `firmly backs` Taliban peace talks

He denied that Pakistan`s tribal areas were a safe haven for terrorists