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Pakistan Says No Tension Between Government And Army

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May 24, 2014 AT 11:24 AM
Pakistan denied reports about deepening divisions between the civilian government and the army on Saturday and said it had yet to decide whether to call off attempts to engage Pakistani Taliban insurgents in peace talks. On Friday, Reuters quoted a government insider as saying that during a tense meeting this week, Pakistan's powerful army chief told Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that the time for talks with the Taliban was over. But as round after round of talks failed, the army started to lean towards a military solution in the troubled North Waziristan region where the militants are holed up.