Nawaz says drone strikes should be stopped for durable peace
The All Parties Conference (APC) organised by Jamiat Ulema- e- Islam ( JUI- F) chief Malauna Fazlur Rehman has issued a statement which backs efforts of the grand jirga for promoting peace in FATA.
The statement further adds that leaders of various parties at the APC will hold talks with the members of the grand jirga and the number of members in the pre-existing grand jirga should be increased. According to the statement, practical measures should be taken to eliminate terrorism and a trust should be established for the families of the victims of terror. The APC has made it clear that the current and upcoming government will be responsible for implementation of the APC decision.
Earlier during the APC, representatives of political parties stressed that a positive response should be given to the Taliban’s offer of peace talks.
Maulana Fazlur Rehman stated that the law and order situation was disappointing but this should not be a deterrent. PPP president Makhdoom Amin Fahim said all efforts for peace would be supported adding that a decision should be made which is within the writ of the government, law and constitution. “The PPP itself is a victim of terrorism.”
President PML-N Nawaz Sharif has said that government should take Taliban’s offer for talks very seriously and respond to it positively.He was speaking in the All Parties Conference (APC) , which was held under aegis of JUI(F)here on Thursday. Nawaz Sharif said that the country is passing through very difficult time and it is the need of hour that all political forces of the country may move forward with consultation. He said that peace always prevailed through dialogue as the war is no solution of any problem.
He said that drone attacks should be stopped immediately for peace. It is shocking to note that drone planes were operated from Pakistan and the people of this country made victims of these strikes. He said that two massive sabotage activities occurred in Quetta within a month. He said that no body can give guarantee that the acts of terrorism would not be taken place in future.
In Abbottabad US violated the sovereignty of Pakistan but the rulers expressed felicitations. The commission’s report was not made public even after two years. “APC should be held much earlier, first time PM Yousaf Raza Gilani hosted all parties conference.