Chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) Maulana Fazalur Rehman has strongly condemned drone attacks in tribal areas and demanded the government to take up the matter at diplomatic level with the US government.

Addressing a grand jirga in Peshawar on Sunday‚ he stressed the need for dialogue process to settle all issues in FATA.

Maulana Fazalur Rehman said that tribal people are patriotic and peace loving and they have no link with terrorists.

Fazal-ur-Rehman has also said that the tribal people will not allow thrusting of decisions, taken on Islamabad and world level, on them and whatever decision will be taken, in this regard, by the tribes we will support them.

Maulana Fazal said that during last four years the government undermined all joint decisions of All Parties Conference, Parliamentary Committee and the Parliament, which proves that the regime does not believe in the Parliament and democracy but slavery only.

“Many brutal acts including operations, missile attacks and expulsion had been taken against the tribal people while the tribes rendered sacrifices for the country; streets and paths of FATA turned red with blood but their destiny’s decisions are being taken by the rulers in Islamabad,” he added.

The JUI-F chief also pointed out during his address that the tribal people reserve the right of choice for keeping a separate identity of the tribes or opt for merger with the province.