ISLAMABAD: Maulana Samiul Haq, chief of the Taliban committee for peace talks, has expressed sorrow over the attack on court that killed 12 people in Islamabad on Monday. He said they have started journey towards the destination, adding that the dialogues between the government and Taliban would be succeeded. He said that the thousands of conspiracies of the enemy to foil the peace talks and for starting operation and creating unrest in country would be failed. He said that the government and Taliban would have to search the third party involved in the terrorism in country. He said that the Taliban has given lists of arrested women and children and would soon be discussed, adding that these people should be released immediately. He said that the safety of the people present in custody of the Taliban should also be ensured.
Speaking to media at the airport after his arrival from Saudi Arabia, he said that enemies of the country were trying to sabotage peace efforts. He said the Taliban will have to disassociate themselves from violent activities. He said that the enemies of the country would not intend to allow success of peace talks and will try to sabotage the peace talks. Maulana Samiul Haq said that specific tribal areas should be declared as peace zone so that the peace talks could move forward in conducive manner. He said that the responsibility of any terrorist attack should not be fixed on Taliban prior to investigations.
He urged the government to refrain from blaming Taliban for all the terrorist activities without proper investigation.
Samiul Haq asked the government to expose the anti-state elements. He said that the Taliban committee had received lists containing names of TTP prisoners. He said that the government should meet the Taliban demand of releasing their women and children.
He condemned the attack on court in which twelve people were killed in Islamabad on Monday.
Haq termed Taliban’s statement as positive in which it disowned the attack. He hoped that the peace talks will go on and bring the desired results.
Samiul Haq said the Taliban’s announcement of a one-month cease fire should be taken as a blessing and should be used for moving forward the dialogue process.
He said the whole nation was united for peace talks and that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had shown political maturity over the issue. He also said that the government’s negotiating committee had made efforts to end the deadlock existing between the government and the Taliban mediating committees.
Sami said public sentiment was taken into consideration by deciding to hold talks and these negotiations should reach their logical conclusion.
Maulana Sami also said that every attack should not be attributed to the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), adding that the outlawed militant organisation would have to dissociate itself from all terror attacks taking place in the country.
He also said that enemies of the country would keep carrying out attacks to derail the negotiations and peace talks would have to be protected against internal and external conspiracies.
Sami said following the 9/11 attacks the decisions of a dictator had brought destruction to the country.
He further said that even the parliament had demanded a review of the enslaving policies, adding that the country could not make progress and achieve prosperity in presence of these policies. He said the meeting of the both negotiation committees would be held in next one to two days. Samiul Haq said he had offered prayers at Khana Kaaba and Masjid-e-Nabvi (PBUH) for the success of dialogue process and restoration of peace in country. Sami said he had held meetings with important people in Saudi Arabia, adding that all the people prayed for the success of dialogue process in Pakistan.