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Jamaat-i-Islami chief Syed Munawar Hasan. — File photo
Jamaat-i-Islami chief Syed Munawar Hasan. — File photo

PESHAWAR/NOWSHERA: Jamaat-i-Islami chief Syed Munawar Hasan has asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to seek help from Afghan Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar for restoration of peace.

“The prime minister should send a delegation to Mullah Omar and seek his help for the restoration of peace in Pakistan,” he suggested while addressing party workers at the JI provincial secretariat here on Sunday.

He proposed that Mr Sharif should arrange a joint meeting of the two negotiation committees to pave the way for peace in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

He said that the military leadership could also be included in the talks. Prof Mohammad Ibrahim and other leaders of the party were also present on the occasion, said a press release.

Mr Hasan said that durable peace could not be established in any society through the use of force. For instance, he said that the Nato had failed to subjugate Afghanistan and now America and its allies were pulling their forces from the neighbouring country.

“The rulers should realise that peace can’t be restored without table talks,” he said, adding that military operation would create more complications in Fata. He recalled that use of force had resulted in the creation of Bangladesh, and Pakistan could not afford adventurism.

The JI chief said that the Constitution was being violated in Balochistan and Sindh, but the government was not taking notice, while sacrifices of the tribal people were being ignored.

He warned that thousands of people would be rendered homeless if the government launched military operation in Fata. He alleged that the American and Indian lobbies were very active to destabilise Pakistan.

In Nowshera, coordinator of Taliban committee Maulana Yousaf Shah told Dawn by phone on Sunday that he and Prof Ibrahim had handed over a detailed report of their meeting with Taliban political shura to Maulana Samiul Haq, the chief of Taliban negotiation committee.

He said that now Maulana Samiul Haq wanted to immediately convene a consultative meeting of the Taliban negotiation committee to discuss the emerging situation.

Yousaf Shah appealed to both the government and Taliban to show flexibility in their stands for the sake of innocent citizens. “Military operation is not a solution to the existing problems,” he said.

He disclosed that they had contacted the top leadership of Taliban and Taliban political Shura and its report had been presented to Samiul Haq.

Comments (53) Closed

Abuzar Feb 24, 2014 08:57am

Ask mullah omar, to take JI to Afghanistan

Amjad Wyne Feb 24, 2014 09:12am

"Mr Hasan said that durable peace could not be established in any society through the use of force. For instance, he said that the Nato had failed to subjugate Afghanistan and now America and its allies were pulling their forces from the neighbouring country"...

But Mr, Hasan, The government and people of Pakistan are not trying to subjugate anyone...they are sick of criminals that call Pakistan home and kill fellow Muslims. I hope you see the difference.

Agha Ata Feb 24, 2014 09:16am

Sayed Munawar Hassan, are you joking or are you really serious in what you said? I expect you to have some some sense to see the difference between an elected prime minister of a independent sovereign state and a head of terrorist group.

Ayaz Feb 24, 2014 10:34am

Mullah Omer is not a man of peace. He already destroyed Afghanistan where he is considered a Pakistani puppet.

I. Ahmed Feb 24, 2014 10:59am

Why the government does not ban party like JI? One can only wish Ayub Khan would not have let their leader go when he had chance to 'nip them at the bud'? These crass people keep on talking about 'table talk' and negotiation with TTP (a banned party) and now Mullah Omar (a renegade in Afghanistan). Why talk to murderers and criminals of banned parties that are not recognized by Pakistan? Would we negotiate with a non-muslim terrorist group destroying Pakistan on the behest of India or China? I do not see why Govt of Pakistan should even consider the option of 'table talks'? Or is TTP the last hope of JI with 1.6% of electoral vote to bring about the Islamic revolution? If anything, the JI chief should be tried for treason for even suggesting 'table talks' with TTP and Mullah Omar.

Khan Feb 24, 2014 11:16am

Tomorrow this traitor will ask Pakistan to be handed over to Mullah Omar, its time Afghans and their supporters be sent to Afghanistan.

subhani Feb 24, 2014 11:45am

Mr. Munawar Hassan uses the defeat of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan to validate his claim to negotiate with Pakistani Taliban, forgetting that the two forces he refers to, are foreign forces, occupying a sovereign country of Afghanistan, unlike Pakistan where the terrorist are Pakistani citizen. I wish he can draw distinction between foreign invaders and home grown traitors. Is it too much wisdom to ask from J.I. leadership.

Babbarsher Khan Feb 24, 2014 11:48am

One irrelevant pseudo politician trying to resurrect another pseudo politicians life!

Shah Feb 24, 2014 12:07pm

What is wrong with JI leadership? JI leadership has crossed the red line when supporting TTP terrorists instead of Pakistan Armed Forces in war. Confused people.

A. Shafique Feb 24, 2014 12:15pm

Don't worry Maulana Sahiban, Pak Armed Forces will review the report soon when they return victorious from FATA, InshaAllah! Once these terrorists are eliminated, all these reports will be reviewed to make sure no Madrassa will ever create another Taliban. Madrassas will do what they are suppose to do from now on!!!

Khurshid Khan Feb 24, 2014 12:40pm

will it not be the violation of the sovereignty of Pakistan? Feb 24, 2014 01:43pm

He has lost all his comman senses.

observing pakistan Feb 24, 2014 02:01pm

Mullah Umar and every other Taliban has to be exterminated, and I would also recommend to ban the enemies within like PTI, JUI and JI

observing pakistan Feb 24, 2014 02:10pm

this guy wants us to beg barbarians, whether they are afghani talibans or pakistani talibans, they are all barbarians and need to be exterminated. Have you not seen what afghani talibans had done to their women, how they destroyed buddha statues or killed people in stadium? JI should be banned and its leaders tried for aiding the enemy

Sami Ullah Swati Feb 24, 2014 03:27pm

Pakistani medis should screen him for Alziehmer disease. Did Paksitan give citizenship to Omar while he was on student visa in Akora:-)

Jaan marri Feb 24, 2014 04:25pm

Cant believe this guy, pakistan is a nuclear power with 6th largest army and modern weapons and they want the help of a fugitive from Afghanistan, does he live in the cave too.

Khalid Feb 24, 2014 05:28pm

Talk to Mulla Omar about peace?. Mr. Munawar Hasan, do you really believe that Pakistanis are all without brains?.

ahmer Feb 24, 2014 06:49pm

So..according to him they have the address for Mulla Omer...USA pls take note...This guy along with all the taliban apologists need to be wiped out...period. action action action.......that is the only solution.

Salim A Feb 24, 2014 06:54pm

Mullhas and terrorists are on the run. Keep them running until they surrender and account for the deaths of innocent Pakistanis.

Khaled Feb 24, 2014 07:45pm

Seek Mullah Omar help for what ? Why doesn't the JI chief volunteer to negotiate a peace deal with the former, after all he is also a patriotic Pakistani and head of a major party , and he must also be feeling the pain and anguish all around due to terrorism. The PM has more important things to attend, so why bog him down in negotiation with a person whose whereabouts are not even known.

Ahmer Feb 24, 2014 07:50pm

He is behaving like a mouthpiece of the TTP and trying to derail the momentum of Army operation.

Hamid Ali tabatabai Feb 24, 2014 08:02pm

He should be tried for crimes against humanity in Pakistan

naghman qureshi Feb 24, 2014 08:07pm

all mullahs should be eliminated

AbbasToronto Feb 24, 2014 08:23pm

In old days Muslims sought help from Allah.

Today Islamic Party seeks help from a terrorist.

Hamza Feb 24, 2014 08:29pm

Sometimes I wonder whose side these folks are on.

Imran Feb 24, 2014 09:13pm

Munawar Sahib, it's too little too late. Our prayers have been heard by Allah... instead of begging from people, maybe you should also pray to Allah. If Allah rejects your prayers, then you should know that your ideology of Islam is wrong and Allah has rejected you.

Fareed Ahmed Feb 24, 2014 09:19pm

JI Chief is talking nonsense .Media should just ignore such statements.Mullah Omar,who is he that we should to him for peace.

A Pakistani Feb 24, 2014 09:41pm

Military operation is not solution but what TTP is achieving by blasts and killing innocent people every day. TTP has expanded its demands beyond its terrorory and nothing but punishment to murderers will solve the issue and restore peace.

msa Feb 25, 2014 12:46am

@Khurshid Khan: Yea, it will be. You don't negotiate between fire and fire brigade.

msa Feb 25, 2014 12:50am

@Amjad Wyne: Mr. Hassan cannot see the difference. Taliban are using force to impose Sharia and killing people. Mr. Hassan should talk about that to Taliban and stop using force.

msa Feb 25, 2014 12:55am

@Abuzar: All religious parties should go to Afghanistan, and all political parties should go to Dubai. I am sure they like those systems better. Pakistan can solve its problems better without all these clowns.

msa Feb 25, 2014 01:01am

Pakistani government must continue this cleansing till all terrorists are eliminated. This campaign must not end for sake of any political expediency. There will be some collateral damage, which should be minimized, but there is no other viable option. It is a war which has to be fought.

independentthinker Feb 25, 2014 01:33am

I haven't heard of a more absurd suggestion!

Saeed Feb 25, 2014 02:23am

Some body should element this mullah.

Mansoor Feb 25, 2014 03:45am

Maulana is out of his mind, either he is taking something or stop taking his psychiatric medicines all together.

Muhammad Farooq Feb 25, 2014 06:16am

who is Mulla Omer that govt of Pakistan should bend its knees before him? Mass Murders should be given full justice. Life for life.

Msasad Feb 25, 2014 08:50am

@Khalid: Dear Mr.khalid its not about brains.its all about the influence mullah omer having over taliban.And I think mr.munawar hassan is suggesting to utilize that influence to bring peace.

Msasad Feb 25, 2014 08:53am

@Jaan marri: Dear Mulla umer is also the produce of our estalishment.No wrong if we seek his help.

M.S.Asad Feb 25, 2014 09:57am

@Khurshid Khan: Dear Khurshid Shah

We need Peace in our areas so we can move freely .Honestly speaking it will not be the first time our sovereignty will be compromised. Any way i have a firm believe that Mullah Umer and other guys are the produce of Military establishment and i don't think to seek help from one of there own institution impairs sovereignty.

M.S.Asad Feb 25, 2014 10:03am

@Shah: Dear Shah Confusion has been given by Military establishment .They have used KPK as laboratory for there Strategic Objectives.FATA peoples have been told first that fighting against US,Inida ,USSR is same liek Holy war.Because that time Dollars were associated with it.Today dollars are associated with the other way around so they changed. My dear they have taught them for years..How can fata peoples changed there mind set now.If you support milltary operation please also support the request to punish those as either who are the pioneers of this policy.

M.S.Asad Feb 25, 2014 10:05am

@Khan: My dear i could see a lot of traitors now days..Sindh..Baluchistan..KPK...How many you will send and where where you will india,Afghanistan..Azad baluchistan..Sindhu desh.. Ooo dear

M.S.Asad Feb 25, 2014 10:06am

@observing pakistan: What about Americans and Indians. When your country is begging America every day .

M.S.Asad Feb 25, 2014 10:11am

@I. Ahmed: How many parties you will ban dear..Pakistan Peoples party(As they were supposed security risk when Muhtarma alive),ANP(As they were asking for Provincial Sovereignty),MQM,Political Parties in Baluchistan. My brother i think we should Write constitutional paper which give political mandate only to Pakistan Muslim league or any party coming from Punjab to do political activities in Pakistan,as all others are Security risk..

M.S.Asad Feb 25, 2014 10:12am

@Agha Ata: There is no difference my dear .By the way Pakistan is not sovereign state Please.

shah Feb 26, 2014 04:47am

@M.S.Asad: you did not address the bombings of thousands of innocent children, women and bystanders by TTP. Why is that? Was it not important enough? FATA people are Pakistanis like the rest. This is TTP we are talking about: terrorists to the core!

anuj Feb 26, 2014 11:05am

@M.S.Asad: I agree Mr Asad, there are many traitors in Pakistan - those who disagree with your and the JI's view of negotiating with TTP.

Ayan Feb 26, 2014 11:19am


Who are you........ Another 'apologist' of Taliban/Mullas?

Kaspar Feb 26, 2014 03:10pm

Munawwar Hassan should also provide the government Mulla Omar's residential address. Perhaps he is in contact with him. He will do a great service to the world as countless people in the world are desirous of meeting him and hear his golden words!

khanm Feb 26, 2014 05:51pm

who can make a difference today by standing up for peace. Can mullah Omar help, can he persuade Taliban to the negotiation table, will they agree to unconditional cease fire. Can anyone stop this madness, the escalating violence that has displaced many families and left hundreds dead. Most refugees fled to other areas

Haidery Feb 26, 2014 11:34pm

We don't even need to listen or give publicity to these traitor Taliban apologists anymore. We have bigger fights to fight and stand together. Ship him off to Afghanistan (and also ignorant and misguided people like MSAsad) @Asad - even if Army was involved in creating Taliban and used them against India or for their own goals, we can't look back now as it's time for operation cleanup and bring peace.

RK Feb 27, 2014 01:27am

He recalled that use of force had resulted in the creation of Bangladesh, and Pakistan could not afford adventurism. hhhmmmmmm

Baloch Feb 27, 2014 07:47am

Mullah umar won't be found in remote mountains........mark my words...!!!if he ever gets found he'll be found in Rawalpindi....Islamabad or Abbotabad....and that too near some military establishment..........Remember Osama???.....military has made a joke of this nation!!!

Faryal Feb 27, 2014 12:19pm

@khanm: According to you if there are some forces behind these fanatics and TTP is acting as their hands so we should cut these hands first and then let us all see where the pain will be felt. Either the connection would be with US, India or our so called friend Saudia Arabia, it will soon be exposed. So please be patient and let the Pak army do their Job.