LAHORE - Jamaat-i-Islami chief Syed Munawar Hasan has asked the government to end military activities in the Tribal Areas to reciprocate the Taliban’s positive response in order to advance the talks.  The JI chief said that the Taliban had thrown the ball in the government’s court by demonstrating a positive and peace-loving attitude and the government should be generous to stop the military activities in the troubled areas.

Addressing the congregation of the Islami Jamiat e Talibat at Mansoora on Tuesday,  he said that the US was trying hard to find an excuse to sabotage the talks and the drones flights at low height a the time when the negotiating committee was to visit Miran Shah were only meant to harass the rulers and also the Taliban.

Syed Munawar Hasan said that the US had attacked Iraq and Afghanistan on false pretexts and massacred millions of Muslims. And now it is in search of some excuse to attack Pakistan, he said.

He said had the rulers not been silent on the drone attacks killing thousands of our citizens, the martyrdom of two dozen troops at Salala, and the Abbottabad operation, the US would not have been planning missile attacks on this country now.

   Syed Munawar Hasan said that the Taliban had belied the propaganda of the secular and Western lobby by agreeing to hold dialogue within the Constitution.

He remarked that those who had been busy in the propaganda that Taliban would be enforcing the Shariah by brute force, should now search for some new issue to remain in the media. 

Munawar said the Taliban’s peace-loving attitude had given a new hope to the nation, and the designs of the elements accusing the Taliban of being extremists who did not accept the Constitution, had been foiled badly. 

He said that once the country returned to the track of the Constitution, there won’t be much problem in the enforcement of the Islamic system, and remarked that so far, the ruling junta had been violating the Constitution.

He further said  that Islamic and Jehad movements in different countries had passed through hard times but they had not lost courage and were continuing their struggle with firm resolve. He said that the Muslims were the target of terrorism every where yet, their Islamic movements had not adopted the path of violence.

Meanwhile, JI chief Syed Munawar Hasan and Secretary General Liaquat Baloch have condemned the bomb blasts in Peshawar and said this was the activity of the agents of foreign powers who did not want peace in the country.

They said the same elements were behind the blasts in Railway trains, gas pipelines, etc.