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Pakistan Officials And Taliban Meet For First Peace Talks

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March 26, 2014 AT 12:00 PM
A Pakistani government committee met with Taliban representatives Wednesday for the first face-to-face peace talks ever between the two sides in the village of Bilandkhel. According to an insider both sides, "carefully listened to each other for seven hours", but the group did not reach any consensus beyond agreeing to meet for further talks. Senior members of the Taliban said that the government failed to show sincerity in the talks. The member also said that, “After announcing a ceasefire on March 1," the Taliban, "made three demands from the government and the government agreed."