Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that his government wants peace not only in Pakistan but the region.

In an interview with a private TV channel in London‚ the Prime Minister said that his government is serious in negotiations with the Taliban.

He said that he has tasked Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to pursue talks process with the Taliban.

Nawaz Sharif called upon the Taliban to join peace process and become part of the political process.

The Prime Minister said that he wants to include all stakeholders including the Taliban in the negotiations.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that the Taliban should join the peace council and become part of the political process.

The prime minister added that Interior Minister Chaurdhy Nisar had been given responsibility for dialogue with the Taliban.

Prime Minister Sharif further said that whenever there was progress regarding dialogue an unfortunate incident would take place. “We are serious in our efforts to hold dialogue with the Taliban.”

According to the prime minister, Pakistan wanted peace in the entire region and dialogue was integral for peace in Afghanistan.

The prime minister is in London to attend the World Islamic Economic Forum.