Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid on Monday said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to hold talks with political leaders following the killing of Hakimullah Mehsud in a US drone strike.

Talking to media persons here in Lahore the information minister said that the interior minister will brief the prime minister about these talks in the next two days. Chaudhry Nisar will also decide if an All Parties Conference (APC) needs to be called.

The information minister said that provincial assemblies will decide on resolutions against drone attacks and if there is a resolution submitted in the National Assembly, the government will consult with allies and opposition parties.

He said it was in the larger interest of the country to move towards dialogue with the Taliban.