JI welcomes Afghan govt-Taliban talks


LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami’s (JI) Acting Ameer, Liaqat Baloch, on Thursday welcomed the talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban as a happy augury and said this would help establish peace in the region.

In a statement here today, he said that talks provides solution to all issues. He said that the elements who wanted to seek the solution of their problems through gun should give up their path and play their role in making the talks successful.

The JI acting chief said that Pakistan and Afghanistan had been facing disruption, bomb blasts and suicide bombings for the last 14 years in which millions of people had lost their lives, as a result, the region had become the centre of foreign powers’ politics. The US and India wanted to prolong disruption and chaos in the area and had been sabotaging all efforts for peace so far.

Baloch said that the JI had always supported the idea of dialogue to solve the issues on the principle that all major wars had ended up through talks. He expressed the hope that the agreement between the Kabul government and the Taliban to continue talks would finally lead to reconciliation. He also appreciated the decision of the two sides not to resume hostilities as long as the talks continued.