LAHORE: Over 100 clerics associated with the Sunni Ittehad Council have sought Afghan Taliban supremo Mullah Umar’s help to stop TTP’s terrorist activities in Pakistan.
“We appeal to Mullah Umar to use his influence and order Pakistani Taliban to stop terrorism activities in the country besides making them agree to accept the constitution of an Islamic state,” the clerics said in a joint statement issued by the Council on Sunday.
They said since Pakistan supported Afghan people at all crucial stages and had recognised the Taliban government in Afghanistan, it was now Mullah Umar’s duty to play his role for bringing peace to Pakistan by forcing the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan to surrender and accept the authority and writ of the state.
They said as the Pakistani Taliban’s ‘jihad’ was against the teachings of Islam, Mullah Umar should order them to wage ‘jihad’ against America.
The clerics also asked leaders of the Deobandi school of thought to play their role in controlling Pakistani Taliban.