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Sami starts efforts for meaningful talks with Taliban

02 January, 2014

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-S), Maulana Sami-ul-Haq has started making contacts to bolster dialogue process with Taliban and also suggested some recommendations to government regarding his cooperation for dialogue process.

Sources told Online on Wednesday that Maulana asked the government to be strict with its stance of dialogue and if delaying tactics would be used in implementing proposed (JUI-S) recommendations then the party will ultimately back out from dialogue process.

He demanded of the government to urgently announce withdrawal from war on terror and stop intelligence-sharing over drone attacks. "This fire can only be extinguished through dialogue process," sources quoted Maulana.

Sources said that Maulana Sami-ul-Haq has also demanded guarantee from the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that any kind of operation to sabotage peace process should be avoided.

The JUI-S chief also demanded of the government to clarify to US that drones are not only against country's sovereignty but also derailed dialogue process.

He said that government should make the US realise that earlier dialogue process was going on successfully but single drone attack that killed Hakimullah Mehsud has finished everything.

The JUI-S spokesman, Maulana Yousaf Shah, when contacted by Online, admitted that party has started making contacts for peace initiatives.

"We want to get rid of all obstacles that could halt dialogue process only then lasting peace can be restored in the area," spokesman informed. He said that peace process cannot be successful if rumours of military operation, drone attacks and so-called war on terror remain continue along with dialogue process.

To a question, he said that this is up to government now that how much it follows JUI-S recommendations, though, if it does not follow the recommendations than JUI-S can back out from process, he added.

MWM, SIC oppose govt-Taliban talks

Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) and Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) on Wednesday opposed the proposed talks between the government and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.

SIC Chairman Sahibzada Hamid Raza, MWM Secretary for Political Affairs Syed Nasir Abbas Sherazi and Voice of Shuhada-e-Pakistan spokesperson Senator Faisal Raza Abidi expressed their opposition to the talks while addressing a joint press conference at the MWM office.

The MWM and SIC central leadership claimed that they would not allow the government to hold talks with the terrorists at the cost of the constitution. They said the government should not hold negotiations with the TTP who neither recognise the country's constitution nor respect its sovereignty. They announced that the MWM, SIC and VoSP will hold a national peace conference in Islamabad on January 5.

Syed Nasir Abbas Sherazi demanded that instead of TTP, the government must start talks with the aggrieved families and relatives of those martyred in terrorist attacks. He asked the government to assure the people of Pakistan that the country's geographical boundaries are in safe hands. He pointed out that people, particularly those who have lost relatives in terrorist attacks, are worried about national security.

"They want assurance that the government will not spoil the sacrifices offered by their loved ones," Sherazi said. Sahibzada Hamid Raza criticised the government's "compromise" policy to hold talks with the TTP. He urged the government to start a military operation against law violators.

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