Pakistan finally admits there is no 'good' or 'bad' Taliban'

Pakistan's Defence Minister Syed Naveed Qamar has said that there is no such thing as "good or bad Taliban".

Speaking to media representatives, Qamar also stressed that all those who are terrorists should be eliminated, the Dawn reports.

During the conversation outside the Parliament House, Qamar also said that Pakistan has so far released 26 Taliban prisoners.

When asked about the report on investigation of Osama bin Laden's death, he said that the Abbottabad commission report was being reviewed.

The commission would later decide whether to make the report public or not, he added.

Meanwhile, a Pakistani official has said that the government cannot verify reports suggesting that Taliban warlord Maulvi Nazir was killed in a US drone strike on in South Waziristan.

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Moazzam Khan also strongly condemned the drone strikes in the country's tribal belt.

He insisted that Pakistan was hopeful that the US would agree to alternatives to the drone program, which has stoked widespread anti-American sentiments in the country, the Express Tribune reports.

Mullah Nazir was seen as a pro-government Taliban commander, who in the past also struck peace deals with Pakistan.

His killing might put Pakistan at odds with the US given Islamabad's position that drone attacks could prove to be counter-productive for Afghan reconciliation process, the paper said.

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