JUI-F general secretary invites Taliban to join party

Published: April 5, 2017
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PESHAWAR: Senate Deputy Chairman and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) General Secretary Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri has invited the Taliban to join his party.

“We invite them [the Taliban] to join JUI-F and achieve their objectives with the help of a peaceful and political struggle,” he said at news conference at Peshawar Press Club on Wednesday.

Haideri said that while Islam teaches peace, for the past 10 years, people associated with Islam are being called terrorists and Islamic teachings are being called extremism.

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“Islam’s revered beliefs cannot be made controversial. It clearly states that the killing of one person means the murder of all humanity,” said Haideri.

According to the JUI-F leader, the objective of the Aalmi Ijtima, a conference celebrating the centenary of the party’s founding, is to show the world that there is no space for extremism in Islam. The three-day conference in Azakhel, Nowshera will begin Thursday.

Around 300,000 people are expected to attend the gathering and all arrangements have been finalised. Haideri further said that delegations from Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman have already arrived while those from India, South Africa and Nepal will reach soon.

Women were not invited to the conference because a women’s ijtima was held recently, he claimed.

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The Senate deputy secretary further said the objectives behind the creation of Pakistan had been sidelined and the party will decide the course of its future politics at the huddle.

He vowed to introduce a moral culture in the country saying the current political environment has become based on everyone levelling allegations against the other.

Haideri added Sheikh Saleh Mohammad Ibrahim, the imam of the Grand Mosque of Makkah, will also be attending the gathering.

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  • Pakistani
    Apr 5, 2017 - 9:27PM

    Had enough of these mulahsRecommend

  • Parvez
    Apr 5, 2017 - 11:50PM

    Good move….at least they have dropped their hypocritical mask and revealed their true face.Recommend

  • Zahid
    Apr 6, 2017 - 7:34AM

    Over supply of religion and drugs is our problem not under supply. Whichever colour turban they are the same.Recommend

  • Abdul Awwal
    Apr 6, 2017 - 8:48AM

    He will be the next Foreign Minister.Recommend

  • Haris
    Apr 6, 2017 - 8:57AM

    Woww.. What an idea sir jee… lolzzzRecommend

  • Usman Khan
    Apr 6, 2017 - 10:29AM

    This is a great idea I believe and it does have a potential of bringing peace in Pakistan. It should be limited to those who don’t want to enforce their agenda by power. Although it isn’t possible because of their rigidness and all their Indian fundings but still I’m glad you give it a shot.Recommend

  • Ham
    Apr 6, 2017 - 10:34AM

    Two sides of a same coinRecommend

  • Umair from Dubai
    Apr 6, 2017 - 11:18AM

    Had this statement been given by IK, he would now have been almost lambasted by everyone. But, Alas, It is Pakistan, the country of hypocrite and status quo politiciansRecommend

  • Daud
    Apr 6, 2017 - 12:17PM

    @Umair from Dubai:
    couldn’t agree moreRecommend

  • MU
    Apr 6, 2017 - 12:54PM

    It’s a great move by JUI. Good way to integrate these people into society. It will help them leave arms and play a productive role in development of societyRecommend

  • Saleem
    Apr 6, 2017 - 2:14PM

    @MU:
    Integrate them? The brutal killings at the school in Peshawar are unpardonable and so also thousands of murders. Recommend

  • aqib javed
    Apr 7, 2017 - 2:45AM

    Jui f will lead in this coming election.now people know their well role and good character of history in Parliament.every pakistani wants a religious leader and totally system of Islam in our country.in this time maulana fazlurehman is miracle,suitable,honest,patriot and intelligent politician .we should raise our voice in his favor.Recommend

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