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Fazl hails Taliban reply to peace move

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, March 3: Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that the country’s western border has become insecure due to wrong policies of the government.

Addressing party workers here at Haq Nawaz Park, the JUI-F chief showed his optimism about restoration of peace in tribal areas, saying that the all parties conference in Islamabad in this regard had been successful.

He said that people wanted peace and stability and his party in collaboration with the tribal people would restore peace in the area. He said that the TTP had also welcomed the joint declaration of the APC, which was a positive development.

“I appreciate the Taliban’s response,” he said. On this occasion, former MPAs Abdul Halim Qasuria and Nawabzada Yameen Khan also joined the JUI-F.

Mr Rehman said that the coalition partners at the centre and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had agreed for talks with the TTP, when the US started dialogues with Taliban in Afghanistan.

He said that the JUI-F was in favour of talks and opposed to use of force.

He said that the US started talks with Taliban after facing humiliation in Afghanistan and here the outgoing government was also begging for peace.

The JUI-F chief said that the federal government had announced package for Balochistan, but could not end the sense of deprivation among the Baloch young.