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

TTP does not want to enforce Shariah at gunpoint, says Imran

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan said Thursday that Taliban did not want to enforce Shariah in the country at gunpoint but wanted to liberate it from the US war.

Khan was speaking to media representatives before leaving for the Supreme Court in the federal capital.

Khan said that the only demand of TTP is Pakistan disassociate itself from US war and this has also been demand of PTI since past 10 years.

On the success of peace negotiations with the Taliban, the PTI chief said the meeting between the government and Taliban had made it apparent which groups were interested in holding dialogue and which weren’t. He said there was hope of reaching a positive outcome on the dialogue process.

Khan underscored that the government’s negotiators should have given priority to tribal areas for peace talks, adding that tribal people held the key to dialogue.

Imran further said that ceasefire should continue and the non-combatants – women, children and the elderly – should be released.

Khan said lasting peace would ensure the prosperity of the nation.

The PTI chief said the case on the appointment of Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was very imperative and that it had been made after consensus of two political parties.

He also said the leadership of both parties was facing graft charges, adding that corruption would not be eliminated until NAB was not made a neutral body.

“Pakistan’s biggest menace is corruption,” said the PTI chief.document.currentScript.parentNode.insertBefore(s, document.currentScript);