Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today said his government is serious in holding talks with Taliban to bring peace to the country.

Talking to a delegation of Pakistan Ulema Council here, Sharif said demands of Taliban for peace would be discussed by the new government committee. He, however‚ said no demand against the constitution will be met.

The government wants to resolve the issues through consultations, Sharif was quoted as saying by an official statement.

The prime minister underlined that the government is determined to address the challenges and measures are being taken to ensure peace and harmony in the society.

He said extremism can only be checked by following the teachings of Islam.

The delegation of Pakistan Ulema Council led by Allama Tahir Ashrafi assured full support to Sharif in his efforts to bring peace and harmony to the country.

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