PESHAWAR/DIR - Jamaat-e-Islami Amir Sirajul Haq on Saturday said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has finally agreed to resume talks that had remained stalled for many weeks and that the government should now announce its team of negotiators for the purpose.

Sirajul Haq said the efforts undertaken by the political jirga had averted ‘threats of martial law’ in the country. He said attempts were being made under pre-conceived conspiracies to convert Pakistan into another Iraq and Syria but these will not be allowed to meet success.

Siraj said that his party will announce its national agenda on the eve of three-day congregation scheduled on November 21 at Minar-e-Pakistan Lahore.

Addressing a conference in Lower Dir, Chikdara, the JI chief said the United States and its allies want to destabilise Pakistan like Syria and Iraq but they would not be succeeded in their ugly mission as JI is well aware of these conspiracies.

He regretted the detention of Dr Aafia Saddiqi by the United States and said that Pakistan law was flexible for Raymond Davis who killed two innocent Pakistanis in broad daylight but Washington did not demonstrate any flexibility to release Aafia who is languishing in the US jails.

He said that Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf has agreed now for holding dialogue and now the ball is in the government court to constitute a negotiation team for this purpose. He further said that JI will always support peaceful resolution of political issues and for this purpose the party has played a pivotal role. He said that due to hectic efforts of JI, the existing political tension defused to some extent.

He added that JI is the party of poor people and will always raise its voice for the rights of underprivileged segment of the society and will keep up its struggle for implementation of Shariah.

He said that this time the country is under the grip of capitalists and feudalists and they have exploited the rights of the poor people, saying no facilities of life are available for the poverty-stricken masses while the upper class are enjoying every facility and luxurious life. He vowed that his party will struggle for the rights of poor people.

The conference was also attended by JI Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ameer Professor Ibrahim, Sabir Ahmad Awan, Parliamentary leader Sahibzada Tariqullah, Provincial Vice Ameer Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, Shamshad Khan Advocate and Secretary Information Israrullah advocate.