Published On: Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Published in Category: Government

Govt-Taliban dialogue enters decisive phase: Prof Ibrahim

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PESHAWAR: JI’s Professor Muhammad Ibrahim Khan has announced that government-Taliban dialogue had entered in its decisive phase, expressing his fervent hopes for good news sooner.

Talking separately to various news channels and media on Thursday the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leader said that so far the complete agenda of both government and Taliban had failed to be outlined; “ however sooner everything would become crystal clear’ he assured , while he also appealed to the Nation to pray for success of the talks.

“ we would have to strive real hard to bring Taliban into National mainstream “ he stressed , citing earlier miscalculations of former President Pervez Musharraf who had held Taliban issue as a matter of mere few hundred persons and few weeks operation. “ the issue finally ran into thousands and an entire decade, plus” he scoffed.

Ibrahim was optimist about recurring confidence building measures between government and Taliban, yet “we have a long way to go to declare the happening as a total success”, he cautioned.

He said that JI did have its share of differences with PML-N, yet they should not be construed with total disagreements. “If Prime Minister asks for cooperation for betterment of federation, there is no reason that he should (would) be refused” he reasoned.

“ Had there be no differences over various National issues , there would had been no need for many political parties”, he stated , while also stressing that Prime Minister had assured Taliban over release of non-combatant Taliban , women and children , if there were any such prisoners; despite the issue being irrelevant to pre-requisites of dialogue.