The Pakistani government has decided to hold direct talks with the Tehreek-e-Taliban.
Peace talks between the Pakistani government and the Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) resumed Wednesday in the northwestern town of Akora Khatta.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar announced on Thursday that peace talks with the Taliban have been halted.
For several years now, support for cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has been growing in Pakistan.
While the Pakistani government halted its reconciliation efforts with the Taliban on Tuesday, reports emerged on Wednesday that the peace talks could resume.
Peace talks between the Pakistani Taliban and the government faltered after a recent attack.
The peace committees for both the Pakistani government and the Taliban met in Islamabad on Tuesday in a surprise second meeting.
The Obama administration is currently debating whether or not to launch a drone strike against an American believed to be associated with al Qaeda.
With the first meeting between the Pakistani government and Taliban peace committees successfully concluded, details are starting to emerge.
Reports say that recently-formed government and Taliban peace committees have been called off.