After the meeting, Haq said he was still trying to arrange a second round of direct talks between the Taliban and the government.
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"It is an insult to our nation," said Maulana Samiul Haq, chairman of the hard-line Difah-e-Pakistan, or Defense of Pakistan Council. "The rulers have put national interest at stake just to please America."
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