Talks with militants within legal parameters: Kayani

By Snehesh Alex Philip

ISLAMABAD, (PNA/PTI) — The Pakistani military fully backs the government’s move to hold peace talks with banned militant groups but these parleys must be held within constitutional parameters, army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani said today.

There is an opinion that the government was forced to go in for talks with militants because of the failure of military operations but this is far from the truth, he said.