Fazl wants establishment’s consent for successful talks with Taliban

LAHORE – Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F leader Fazlur Rehman has said that peace talks with Taliban cannot be successful until the establishment approves it.

Speaking to journalists after meeting Pir Ejaz Hashmi who heads Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan-Noorani, he said that local population was being destroyed and children were dying due to the military operations in the tribal areas. “The peace talks cannot succeed without the establishment's consent,” he added.

Commenting on agenda of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chairman Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri, he said that an extra constitution would not be accepted. On the meeting of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the JUI-F leader said that it was a good thing that the Indian leader accepted the ground realities that the Kashmir issue can only be resolved via dialogue.

"Nawaz Sharif's tour to India is a part of diplomatic morality. There are not many expectations from the visit,” he said. On the occasion, Ejaz Hashmi said that Pakistan was incomplete without Kashmir. He said that it was a good thing that Nawaz Sharif was meeting with Narendra Modi but Kashmir should not be forgotten.

“The experiment of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) was successful and the struggle of religious groups will continue,” he added.

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