IS­LAM­ABAD

Nawaz says drone strikes should be stopped for durable peace

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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.

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