RAWALPINDI - Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl group (JUI-F) leader Mufti Kifayatullah has said that certain powerful forces are bent on sabotaging the government’s peace talk process with Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and are intriguing to pave the way for military operation in North Waziristan Agency (NWA).

“If it happened then the responsibility will be laid on all the stakeholders,” he added. He expressed these views at a press conference here on Saturday.

He said that he would follow the decision of JUI-F Ameer Maulana Fazlur Rehman in which Maulana had distanced JUI-F from peace process after TTP nominated him (Mufti) as one of the members of its five-member committee to negotiate with the government’s panel.

“I will obey orders of my Ameer and will also give my suggestions to negotiators while sitting outside,” he said, adding that his party was in favour of talks with Taliban. He said that Jamiat was praying for the success of the peace process as it considered operation against the sovereignty of Pakistan.

 “The whole nation is eying on the peace process between government and TTP and waiting for good news,” the JUI-F leader added.

He said that the Constitution and Shariah are not conflicting with each other and according the Constitution Islam is the state religion and supremacy of Allah has been accepted as well. He said that in an Islamic state no law could be enacted contrary to the Holy Quran and Sunnah.

He said that as per Article 227 of the Constitution: “All existing laws shall be brought in conformity with the Injunctions of Islam as laid down in the Holy Quran and Sunnah, in this part referred to as the Injunctions of Islam, and no law shall be enacted which is repugnant to such injunctions.”

He said that the constitution of Pakistan is fully Islamic and had been signed by the prominent Ulema like Mufti Mehmood, Maulana Ghulam Ghaus Hazarvi, Maulana Abdul Haq of Akora Khattak and Maulana Shah Ahmed Norani. “Had this constitution been un-Islamic, the Ulema would never been signed on it,” Mufti Kifayyatullah asserted.

The JUI-F leader was of view that the demand of imposition of Shariah in the country on the party of TTP was not a strange thing rather its imposition was necessary. However, the both parties should get help of Islamic Ideological Council instead of locking horns.

He said that the leaderships of the political parties and the army collectively gave the mandate to the government for talks and this should now be carried out.

Earlier, Mufti addressed Seerat-ul-Nabi (SAW) conference held at Jamia Islamia at Ittehad Colony. He said that all the issues could amicably be solved in the light of teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). The people of Pakistan wished for enforcement of Shariah.

Nonetheless, some people were against it and apposing it tooth to nail as they were thieves and scaring of chopping their hands off if they caught by the law.