LAHORE - Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Amir Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that efforts are being made to sabotage the process of negotiations with Taliban.

Talking to newsmen in Lahore on Sunday‚ the JUI-F chief said the government should take practical measures for talks with Taliban. He said negotiations with Taliban should not be held through the media.

Maulana Fazlur Rehman said the killing of the provincial minister in the suicide attack reflected sensitivity of the situation. He alleged the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had failed to protect the lives of the people and it appeared there is no government in the province at all.

Fazl called upon the federal government to implement the decision of the all parties’ conference to establish peace in the country.

He added Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had rightly pointed out that hurdles were being created in the talks, but a positive thing was that all stakeholders were ready for talks, he noted. 

“The Pakistan government should hand over a list of its prisoners to the Afghan government which is ready to release them,” he said. “Afghan Taliban are fighting a war of independence, so Afghan people should take their decision themselves,” Fazl said.

DRIVE AGAINST ILLEGAL

AFGHAN SETTLERS

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has launched a grand operation against illegal Afghan refugees across the province.

All arrangements have been made to deport illegal Afghans from the country in the light of decisions of the provincial cabinet under eyeing the threat of terrorism.

All concerned departments of Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera including other areas have been informed about the grand operation against illegal immigrants.

In initial phase of operation 300 illegal Afghan immigrants have been arrested and they will be deported from Pak-Afghan Torkhum border on Monday.