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Bilawal Bhutto wants Pakistan to take military action against militant groups

New Delhi:  Pakistan's People's Party chief  Bilawal Bhutto has called for military action against militant groups like Taliban.Bhutto's comment came in view of government holding urgent talks over how to tackle growing violence in the
India TV News Desk January 28, 2014 14:25 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi:  Pakistan's People's Party chief  Bilawal Bhutto has called for military action against militant groups like Taliban.

Bhutto's comment came in view of government holding urgent talks over how to tackle growing violence in the country.

In an  interview with BBC, Bhutto said   Pakistan had exhausted the option of talks with militants and that military action was now needed.

"Dialogue is always an option but we have to have a position of strength," he said. "How do you talk from a position of strength? You have to beat them on the battlefield. They're fighting us.

"It's not only confined to North Waziristan. They are attacking us in Karachi... We would like to eradicate the Taliban from Pakistan."

He said politicians must “wake up” to the threat posed by armed groups such as the Taliban.

He also mentioned that he thought the assassination of his mother,the former prime minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto in 2007 would “wake the country up” - but that politicians had wasted the consensus built up by his family, partly by believing that the United States would fight the Taliban for them.