Islamabad: Government and arbitration committees have asked the government and Taliban to avoid any provocative action in country, which could harm the peace process. Government committee has asked Taliban to stop aggressive actions immediately. The arbitration committee has asked the government to not take any step which could create any untoward situation. Meanwhile Maulana Samiul Haq has said dialogues will move forward and their first priority is to establish peace in country. He said in next two days they would succeed in ceasefire agreement.
The meeting of the both committees was held at the Khayber Pakhtoonkhawa House, which was attended by Irfan Siddiqui, Maulana Samiul Haq, major (retd) Muhammad Amir, Rustam Shah Mohmand, Rahimulla Yousufzai, Professor Ibrahim Khan and Syed Yousuf Shah.
The joint declaration issued after the meeting of both committees says that both government and Taliban should not use the force. The government committee has said that the dialogues could not move forward in the presence of violent activities. Both committees have regretted over the violent incidents. The declaration says it would be difficult to move forward in presence of violent actions. Both committees have agreed to continue meetings. The government committee said Taliban should immediately announce to stop terrorist incidents. The declaration says both parties should ensure implantation of the peace announcement. The government committee said that the continuation of dialogue process in the presence of Karachi like incidents would be difficult. It has been said in the declaration that the terrorist incidents would last negative impacts on the dialogue process. According to the declaration the progress on other matters would be done after the end of ant-peace activities. Both committees said that government and Taliban should avoid use of force so that the dream of establishment of durable peace could become true.
Meanwhile talking to media after the meeting of the both committees arbitration committee chief Maulana Samiul Haq said the nation should not become disappointed the terrorism of 22 years would be overcome and dialogues would be successful. He said the dialogues should not be conducted through media. He said their first priority is to establish peace in country.
Maulana Samiul Haq said we are regretful on the recent terrorist incidents. He said there would be no deadlock in dialogue process. He said first step is to establish peace in the country. Maulana Sami said he has asked the government committee to not conduct dialogues through media. He said that the process of dialogues should be allowed to move forward. He said the ceasefire would be announced in next one to two days, adding that the meeting of Ulema belonging to all school of thought would be held in Lahore today (Saturday). He said that the suggestions would be taken from the Ulema during the meeting.
Maulana Samiul Haq appealed that no effort should be made to harm the peace process. Samiul Haq said he has contacted Taliban recently, adding that the Taliban has given positive response. He said the government and Taliban have given mandate to peace committees so both parties should not make any decision according to their own will.
Earlier talking to a private TV channel Maulana Samiul Haq said that the government committee is conducting a media trial of the dialogue process.
Maulana Samiul Haq said they had not refused to meet with the government committee. He said that statements being made by the government committee are not based on facts.
Maulana Sami further said that the committee nominated by the Taliban had issued a immediate response to the government committee and are in constant contact with them.
He said that unilateral statements before the consultations of the committees may cause hindrance in the dialogues process, saying that the statements of the government committee are contrary to factual position.
He further said that the opinion given after the consultations of the committees would be useful. He said that Taliban committee is ready to conduct dialogues at any place and at any time, saying that it never refused to hold talks.