LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government will welcome if PTI Chairman Imran Khan is willing to become part of the team for peace talks with Taliban.Reacting against PTI chairman’s tirade against federal government, the PML-N central information secretary Mushahidullah Khan said Saturday if Imran Khan sincerely supports talks with Taliban, a positive response will come from his side. He said the federal government will appreciate and welcome Imran as part of the team to be set up for negotiations with Taliban and the government would actively cooperate with him.–Staff ReporterHe said PML-N government’s objective is not a temporary benefit but to achieve long term peace and the government will enter in talks with Taliban to ensure the same. Mushahid asked Khan to pay attention to the betterment of the province and welfare of the people through establishing good governance in KPK instead of harping on the mantra of election rigging. He asked the PTI chief to enlighten the people through the press conferences as to what development projects had been initiated by his government in the KPK and what progress was achieved to sort out problems of the masses. He said after election it is obligatory on Khan to promote healthy traditions to the benefits of the people and in the interest of the progress and development of the province instead of crying rigging allegations in the polls. Musahid said the PML-N will not let the PTI government be preyed to instability.

This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 19-Jan-2014 here.