Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik, center, speaks to reporters outside the Supreme Court in Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. Malik said that the government was ready

 

              Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik, center, speaks to reporters outside the Supreme Court in Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. Malik said that the government was ready
Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik, center, speaks to reporters outside the Supreme Court in Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. Malik said that the government was ready to hold peace talks with domestic Taliban militants who have been waging a bloody insurgency that has killed thousands of people in the country. His comments were the latest sign of growing momentum for talks and followed statements by senior Pakistani Taliban leaders who also indicated they are ready to sit down at the negotiating table. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)