Siraj optimistic of govt-Taliban dialogue success

KARACHI: Deputy Amir Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Pakistan and Senior Finance Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Siraj-ul-Haq, said on Monday that the five-member committee comprising JI Professor Mohammad Ibrahim nominated by the Taliban would actually discharge its duty as a messenger between the government and the Taliban during the dialogue.

He was talking to media after expressing condolence with Deputy Amir JI Sindh, Rashid Naseem, on the demise of his father at his residence in North Nazimabad.

He said that peace in the region, including Pakistan, was in national interest and was need of every peaceful citizen. “The ball is now in the court of powerful forces and JI will play its full-pledged role for peace and a resolution which will applicable for both sides,” he maintained.

The senior minister said that like the whole nation, he was also hopeful about success of dialogue but there were people in the both camps who wanted to sabotage the talks. “Success of dialogue is dependent on attitudes and steps of the both sides,” he asserted.

He said that by killing each other, neither peace nor Islamic law could be ensured in the country. “Results of army operation from Baluchistan to Karachi are in front of the entire nation, therefore, only dialogue is in the interest of the country and the nation,” he said.

He hoped that better results would come out from the peace dialogue.

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