NOWSHERA - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Minister for Information and Culture, Mian Iftikhar Hussain on Tuesday said that important decision has been made in the meeting between Pakistan Army chief and NATO Generals, which would pave the way for negotiations with Taliban including Pakistani Taliban .
Talking to media persons in Nowshera Press Club, he said that it is in the interest of the entire Islamic world that Taliban initiate dialogue with US and NATO .
He said that if the dialogue process with Taliban failed then there will be military action in tribal agencies which would bring serious repercussions in the peaceful areas of the country.
He said that President Asif Ali Zardari participation in Chicago conference was in the interest of Pakistan and would bring positive impact on this region.
He said that the democratic government took exemplary steps against the NATO forces in response to Salala incident, which left over 25 Pakistani troops dead.
“The government have not only banned the supply of arms to Afghanistan through Pakistan but also put certain conditions for carrying ordinary items,” he added .
He said that the blockade of NATO Supply route was against the charter of UN. He said that Pakistan could not take such a step due to which it becomes an isolated state.
Regarding the killing of Maulana Naseeb Khan, Mian Iftikhar Hussain said that FIR has been registered against the culprits and investigation is underway to trace out the responsible elements.
He said that Maulana Naseeb Khan was affiliated with JUI-F and was one among the Opposition leader in Dar-ul-Uloom Haqania.
Regarding the attack on the Mausoleum of Ajmal Khattak, Iftikhar said that so far no militants outfit has claimed responsibility for the attack ,adding, that it might be an attempt to create rivalries between religious parties and Awami National Party.
However, he expressed his government’s resolve to continue with fight against militants.
He also took notice of using substandard material in Nowshera Press club and issued directives to the concerned quarters to take immediate action against the responsible persons.