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Pakistani prime minister repeats call for peace talks

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ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s prime minister vowed today that his government will pursue peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban, naming a four-member committee to facilitate negotiations.

In a speech to parliament, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also called on the militants to observe a cease-fire and condemned them for targeting security forces and civilians in recent months.

Sharif long has supported talks as the best way to end the years of fighting in the country’s northwest.

But after a spate of attacks…

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