LAHORE - Jamaat-i-Islami chief Syed Munawar Hasan has stressed upon Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to immediately constitute a high powered committee under the Federal Interior Minister for talks with the Taliban, instead of transferring this responsibility to others who had no powers. In a statement here on Sunday, he welcomed the Taliban statement expressing their willingness for talks, and said that now the government could not blame the Taliban for avoiding dialogue. Syed Munawar Hasan said that US, Indian and Israeli agents were carrying out terrorist activities in the country in the name of Taliban ,however, the security agencies dared not to name these countries despite having solid evidence.He said that the Taliban would never attack mosques, madrassahs and other holy places nor would they target schools and colleges to shed the blood of innocent students.How could the Taliban attack Tablighee Markaz, he asked. He said that infact, the government linked every terrorist or subversive activity with the Taliban to hide its failures or inefficiency. He noted that nobody had tried to ascertain the identity of those who accepted the responsibility of terrorist activities in the media.Meanwhile, JI Syed Munawar Hasan and JI Secretary General Liaquat Baloch condemned the bomb attack on security forces convoy at Bannu, resulting in heavy loss of life and injuries to around 30 security personnel. Munawar said that such tragedies could not be stopped unless the government announced pulling out of the US war. He expressed heartfelt condolences with the bereaved families and prayed for the quick recovery of the injured persons.BURHANUDDIN SERVICES LAUDEDStaff Reporter from Karachi adds: A five-member delegation of Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) Karachi led by its Karachi Chief Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman on Sunday visited Tahir Mosque in Saddar to condole the death of spiritual leader of Bohri Community, Syedna Burhanuddin while meeting with Amil Nooruddin Bhai Sahab.The JI delegation comprised of General Secretary Karachi Abdul Wahab, Naib Ameers JI Karachi Muzaffar Hashmi, Muslim Pervez and Barjees Ahmed.Speaking on the occasion, Hafiz Naeem said that the services of Syedna Burhanuddin for Islam were unforgettable and would be always remembered.He termed the death of Syedna Burhanuddin, an irreparable loss for the entire nation and said that the vacuum created by the death of him could not be covered in centuries.JI Karachi Chief further said that Syedna Burhanuddin rendered his services towards the spreading of ‘Hijab’ culture in the society and continued its struggle till the end of his life.The JI delegation paid rich tributes to the spiritual leader of Bohri Community and prayed for the departed soul.This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 20-Jan-2014 here.