PESHAWAR: Ameer, Jamaat-e-islami, Syed Munawar Hasan, has said that the secular and western lobbies were trying hard to sabotage the peace efforts and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should personally meet the Taliban and government committees to pave way for peace.
Addressing party workers at Al-Markaz Peshawar on Sunday, he said that the Prime Minister should also send an official delegation to meet the Afghan Taliban and Mullah umar, and seek their help for restoring peace in the country. Munawar Hassan urged the PM to take initiative and called committees of the two sides to listen to their concerns and viewpoints.
Syed Munawar Hassan said Pakistan has a bitter experience of army operations, saying that previous actions have turn many parts of the country into ‘Bangladesh’.
He said that military operation is not a solution to the militancy, which he said would displace millions of people.
The JI chief further said that one part of Pakistan become Bangladesh following the military operation.
Munawar urged the prime minister to come forward and summoned a meeting of the government’s and Taliban’s committee that are formed to hold dialogue.
Patriotic people should play their role in creating conducive atmosphere for the peace talks, he added.
The JI chief said that the armies of the US and 46 NATO countries equipped with modern weapons, had been badly defeated in Afghanistan. He said if peace could be restored through the use of gun, the US would have conquered Afghanistan long ago.
He said the American and secular lobbies in the country were busy in disruptive activities while Israel and India were trying to create an impression that Pakistan’s nuclear assets were insecure and therefore, must be placed under international control. He said that only with the enforcement of the Shariah, the country could be pulled out of the numerous crisis.
The JI chief said that a total violation of the constitution was going on in Balochistan and Sindh, but the rulers were not moved. He said that thousands of people were being compelled to leave their homes because of the use of force in Khyber P. He said that the masses had voted the PML(N) to power for restoring peace and overcoming the menace of price hike through lawful measures.
Speaking on the occasion, JI chief, Khyber Pakhtoonkhawa and member of the Taliban negotiation committee, Prof. Muhammad Ibrahim khan, said there had been no regular contact between the two committees, and so far, they were in contact only through the media and talk shows, and the terms of dialogue too were coming forth through the media alone. However, he expressed the hope that the present dead lock would end and the talks would resume soon.
Meanwhile Syed Munawar Hasan and JI Secretary General Liaqat Baloch have greeted the national Blind Cricket team on winning the One day series against India.
They have commended the joint struggle of the team management, the Skipper and team members leading to their grand victory.
The JI leaders also prayed for the victory of the Pakistani team in the Under 19 World Cup Cricket Tournament.