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No Taliban shura in Quetta, Raisani tells Munter

August 04, 2011

Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Aslam Raisani. — File photo

QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Aslam Raisani on Thursday said that there was no Taliban shura (council) in Quetta, DawnNews reported.

Mullah Omar and Ayman al-Zwahiri are not in Pakistan, Mr Raisani said in a meeting with US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter.

Both Mr Raisani and Mr Munter agreed that a peaceful and prosperous Pakistan was in the region's interest.

Regarding the issue of missing persons, Mr Raisani expressed his anxiety and said that the issue could lead to hostility between the parties. He further said that the government should bring the disgruntled groups in the national fold.

Mr Raisani also referred to recent sectarian attacks in the province and said those attempting to spark sectarian tensions in the region would not be allowed to succeed. — DawnNews