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Dialogue with Taliban prerogative of Pakistani government: Olson
 
 
 

US ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson said holding dialogue with Taliban is prerogative of Pakistani government.
Talking to media here on Wednesday, Olson said holding dialogue with Taliban is prerogative of Pakistani government. However‚ he said‚ any reservations regarding these proposed talks will depend on terms and conditions of the dialogue with Taliban.
Terming recent general elections as big success of Pakistani nation in which democratic forces emerged as victorious he said a historic turnout was witnessed in the elections‚ which reflects that the people have confidence in democracy.
Earlier‚ inaugurating an English language laboratory at SOS Children's Village in Islamabad Wednesday‚ the Ambassador said the United States is rehabilitating the buildings of 800 schools affected by the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan.
He said that the US is also helping to launch new degree programmes in 90 universities and colleges besides giving scholarships to 12000 students studying in different institutions in Pakistan.
Richard Olson said that Washington is also providing 15 million dollars to NGOs to improve socio-economic condition at community level.

 
 
 
 
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