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Pakistan's prime minister broaches Taliban peace

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The development is one of a series that suggests a concerted effort in Pakistan to change course on President Pervez Musharraf's years of waging war against militants. Last week, the newly elected government of the North West Frontier Province announced that it would end military operations in Swat, where the Pakistani military has been battling an Islamic insurgency since November, reports The Daily Times.

"The new government will withdraw the army from Swat and end "violence in the name of war and terror," Awami National Party (ANP) President Asfandyar Wali said on Thursday.
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