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Samiul Haq agrees to join peace efforts


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NOWSHERA, May 20: Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf and Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Sami on Monday agreed to make joint efforts for restoration of peace in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The agreement came during a meeting between PTI and JUI-S leaders at Darul Uloom-i-Haqqania in Akora Khattak here.

In the meeting, PTI was represented by nominee for the chief minister’s office Pervez Khattak, nominee for the provincial assembly speaker Asad Qaiser and MPAs-elect Shaukat Yousafzai, Mian Jamsheduddin and Idrees Khattak and JUI-S by party chief and Muttahida Deeni Mahaz president Maulana Samiul Haq, provincial ameer Yousaf Shah and others.

The participants agreed that the two parties would play an active role for restoration of peace in the militancy-hit province. Mr Khattak also had a one-on-one meeting with Mr Haq. He later told reporters that Mr Haq should play his due role in bringing peace in the country, especially in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The nominee for the chief minister’s office said the positive role of Darul Uloom-i-Haqqania for peace in the country could not be ignored.

“Now, the people are again expecting a crucial role from it for restoration of normalcy in the country,” he said.

Mr Khattak said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa faced numerous issues, including closed industries, shortage of electricity and bad governance, and PTI and its coalition partners were committed to resolving them all on priority basis.

Mr Haq appreciated the agenda of Imran Khan and said JUI-S accepted PTI mandate given by the people in the May 11 elections and would fully support it in the best interest of the country.

He advised Imran Khan and MQM leader Altaf Hussain to refrain from issuing statements, which might destabilise the country. “All stakeholders will have to play a positive role for bringing peace to the country,” he said.

The JUI-S chief said after the elections, it was the responsibility of elected representatives, especially those of PTI, to live up to the people’s expectations.

He said he knew that the upcoming PTI government in the province would face great challenges but he was pleased that Imran Khan would begin implementing his countrywide agenda of good governance and public welfare from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Mr Haq said terrorism would automatically end if the provincial and federal governments addressed its root causes and made a foreign policy in line with national interests and free from foreign influence.

“Foreign forces are struggling to implement their agenda through new agents but PTI and PML should keep vigilant eyes on them,” he said.

Comments (12) Closed

Atta ur Rehman May 22, 2013 02:28am
It is time for PTI and other coalation partners with PML(N) to show it effect about terrorism in KP and rest of the country. Time for testing of all parties..and of Imran Khan as leader.
abdul w qureshi May 22, 2013 01:00am
Now it is time for Imran khan to show leadership how to get out from the war .I hope Imran khan has read about world history and specially the history of world war the American revolutionary warand the cold war .if not he should get the help from any pti member who understand the modern world and the economics of the world /Abdul w qureashi/usa
Ayaz May 22, 2013 12:45am
What about those who shielded Osama in Abbottabad? ... Did they do it in national interest?
Lakhkar Khan May 21, 2013 08:26pm
That is fantastic. Of course mullahs like Huq and Imran could have brought peace to KPK if they wanted, by using their leverage with Taliban but why not use terrorism to their advantage? If these 2 clowns are connected to Taliban murderers, which I believe they do, why let so many die? Why did they let KPK to become a graveyard? What these morally bankrupt, self-centered, power hungry, politicians will not do to get elected? Shame, shame.
F.Abassi May 21, 2013 05:27pm
It will be more pain and turmoil for the world and Pakistan this time, as compare to 80
pathanoo May 21, 2013 05:05pm
PTI and, specifically, Mr. Imran Khan is at bat. Let us see how good is Imran Khan in understanding the problems of KP and implementing solutions. Now talking and speech time is over. it is time to perform.
ahmad May 21, 2013 03:17pm
They have reached the right man. I strongly appreciate PTI for taking such a bold step even before forming the Govt. This is what is called commitment. Instead of words actions will speak. PTI has displayed that top priority is peace of the province. Allah may help us all and put BARKAT in this beautiful beginning. Amin
rashid May 21, 2013 02:44pm
This is our war not anyone others. Those who say not our's are only illiterate and poor analysts.
Agha Ata (USA) May 21, 2013 01:23pm
It is a double task. It is to maintain peace, and also to harness and tame Taliban.
Abbas May 21, 2013 11:21am
Time for PTI to show its true colors....
M. Asghar May 21, 2013 08:00am
The PTI and its governmental partners have to work only within the parameters of national interests away from the outside harmful geopoitical considerations.
Malik Arif May 21, 2013 09:52am
Now time to prove PTI and Imran Khan model governement. Instead of putting mud on others PTI need to prove..... we are expecting all new models for running the government.