Pakistan will not let death of Taleban leader derail talks: minister

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Pakistan will not allow the death of Taleban leader Hakimullah Mehsud in a US drone strike to derail proposed peace talks, the information minister said on Saturday.

Mr Pervez Rasheed told reporters the government wanted to press ahead with its plan to negotiate with Mehsud's Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.

"We can say that this time drone struck the peace talks but we will not let the peace talks die," Mr Rasheed said.