Peace dialogue: TTP Punjab agree to talk to ‘authentic religious scholars’

Urges government to constitute a committee.

News Desk October 21, 2013
A video grab of the chief of Jundul Hafsa Asmatullah Muavia from his recorded message released on Sunday. PHOTO: INP

Taliban simply cannot ignore the peace call if made by authentic religious scholars said the chief of Jundul Hafsa, a sub group of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), on Sunday.

According to a news channel, Asmatullah Muavia, who also heads TTP Punjab, claimed that if the government took the initiative, peace talks between Taliban and Pakistan could start.

In a video message issued to the media from an undisclosed location, Muavia insisted that dialogue could not take place with the government through TV channels and talk shows. He said media was not the right channel for setting out conditions for the talks.

He demanded that the government had set up a committee of religious scholars to implement Sharia in the country.

He added that attacks on foreigners were made to let the world feel the misery that drone strikes in Pakistan caused. He also said that the Peshawar Church blast and the attack in the Qissa Khawani Bazar were not carried out by the Taliban and both were aimed at defaming them.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 21st, 2013.


The Only Normal Person Here | 8 years ago | Reply Talibans have good sense of humor.
Indra | 8 years ago | Reply

@jg: It will become our nuclear problem to decimate you and all Muhammedan nations, if your nation falls apart and strategic assets are used against India by terrorist regimes.

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