Pakistani leaders plan talks with militants
WASHINGTON, The leaders of the newly-formed coalition government in
Pakistan intend to start negotiations with Islamic militants in the hope
of ending a spate of bombings that has shaken the country, The New York
Times reported on its website late Friday.
The newspaper said the leaders of the ruling coalition - Asif Ali
Zardari of the Pakistan People's Party and Nawaz Sharif, head of the
Pakistan Muslim League-N - said in interviews that they will use
military force only as a last resort.