ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that the government is utilising all its resources to protect people and defend the country.
He was talking to a JI delegation led by Professor Khurshid Ahmed here on Thursday. The Prime Minister stressed the need that all political parties should come on same page for the resolution of political issues. He expressed his optimism that the issue of terrorism would be resolved through talks for which the government was making sincere efforts.
Jamaat-i-Islami delegation lauded the government’s steps to form a committee for talks with Taliban and fully backed the initiative of giving another chance to negotiated settlement of the issue.
During the meeting overall security situation of the country and political issues came under discussion.
On the occasion, PM Nawaz said that the government is utilising all resources to safeguard state and masses interest. He further hoped that the dialogue with Taliban would yield positive results.
It is pertinent to mention here that in his Wednesday address to the Parliament Premier Sharif had again offered talks to Taliban and constituted a four-member committee for initiating dialogue process.
Meanwhile, the four-member committee constituted to hold talks with the Taliban will met here at the P M House on Friday under the chair of PM Nawaz Sharif. PM’s Special Assistant on National Affairs Irfan Siddiqui is also member of the committee that would define the terms of reference of the committee and also deliberate upon the modus operandi to proceed forward.
During his National Assembly address on Wednesday, Prime Minister Sharif said peace should be given another chance as he announced the formation of a four-member committee to carry out the dialogue process with the Taliban.
The committee comprises Irfan Siddique (PM’s Advisor on National Affairs), Major (Retd) Aamir, Rahimullah Yousafzai (journalist) and Rustam Shah Mohmand (former Ambassador to Afghanistan).