JI urges govt, Taliban to continue efforts for peace


LAHORE: Secretary General, Jamaat-e-Islami, Liaqat Baloch, has impressed upon the government and the Taliban to continue efforts for peace and the country’s solidarity without making anything an issue of prestige.

Addressing a seminar organized by the Jamiat-e-Ittehadul Ulema at the Ulema Academy on Sunday evening, he also advised the Taliban not to opt for any other course after cease fire. He said that it was the agenda of the enemies of Islam and Pakistan to create bad blood between the people and the armed forces and pit them against each other.

The JI Secretary General said that the US had been defeated in Afghanistan and the years 2014 and 2015 were highly important for the entire world, especially the Muslim World. The Muslim world, he said, was passing through difficult times and the Muslims’ blood was being shed in Kashmir, Palestine and Burma.

“In Egypt, the elected government of President Mursi had been toppled at US behest and thousands of innocent people had been put behind bars. In Bangladesh, the leadership of Jamaat-e-Islami was facing hardships and hangings, while in Pakistan, attempts were being made to divide the nation on sectarian basis. Therefore, it is time to rise above petty differences and forge unity to defeat the enemy agenda,” he said.

He said that an international Conference for Muslim Unity would be held in Islamabad on April 15. Eminent scholars from different countries, including Saudi Arabia, Palestine ad Egypt, had been invited at the moot.

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