Negotiating with Militant Groups in Pakistan | A Teleconference from the North-West Frontier Province
A Teleconference from the North-West Frontier Province
With coalition casualties in Afghanistan exceeding those in Iraq for two consecutive months, Pakistan’s negotiations with militant groups are receiving ever increasing attention. This week’s report, Securing Pakistan's Tribal Belt, by Daniel Markey at the Council on Foreign Relations, underscores the complexity of Pakistan’s tribal areas and the ongoing negotiations with militant groups.
Afrasiab Khattak, Provincial President of the Awami National Party (ANP), North-West Frontier Province (Peshawar, Pakistan) is at the center of the negotiations in the NWFP, which are led by his party. In this teleconference from Pakistan, Mr. Khattak will provide insights on the state of the negotiations and the plan moving forward, and will discuss the actions of the U.S. and Pakistani governments.
Rick Barton, Co-Director, PCR Project, CSIS
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