SWABI - Speakers at the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (Fazl) conference said here on Thursday that parleys over the menace of terrorism with Tehrik-I-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) would produce positive results.

The Mashgh-i-Gadoon conference was convened by JUI(F) and it was attended by the party central naib-amir Maulana Gul Naseeb, former provincial education minister, Maulana Fazal Ali, Maulana Aziz-ur- Rehman Hazarvi and others.

On the occasion, Maulana Gul said that the APC hads urged a ‘grand jirga’ of tribal elders to kick off dialogue with Taliban under the guidance of the political and religious leadership in a bid to restore peace in the country.

The JUI (F) Chief, Maulana Fazalur Rehman and Jirga members had already met with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor who agreed to facilitate the government-Taliban dialogue.

“The critical moot was attended by leaders of almost all political and religious parties as well as tribal elders. After wide-ranging discussion over the prevailing disturbed scenario they adopted a unanimous joint declaration while declaring that they support initiation of talks with the Taliban aimed at restoration of durable peace in the country.

He said that the JUI-F the multiparty Conference was a big success and his party succeeded to get the support of the mainstream political parties. The declaration of the conference was also welcomed by the Taliban.

“We made all out efforts to achieve in the entire country support and the great advantage for our party was  that leaders of all political were on board and they advocated to strike a peace formula acceptable to all the stakeholders,” he said.

He predicated that a breakthrough was expected between the government-Taliban talks and the stage has been set for negotiations, which would be the turning point.

Addressing on the occasion, Maulana Ali said that the JUI (F) leadership has involved all the stakeholders and their party Chief Maulana Fazalur Rehman also met with the American Ambassador, Richard Olson, trying that everybody should on page to make the dialogue productive, aiming at achieving peace.

He said that the next general elections in the country were very critical for the nation. “The country future, economic prosperity, solidarity and integrity all links with the outcome of elections,” he said.