QUETTA - JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said on Saturday after the National Assembly Speaker Fehmida Mirza’s ruling, the political confrontation ended.

“I can neither criticise the Speaker ruling nor the SC verdict. We will not accept martial law in the country. If the Supreme Court talks about martial law, it will be disappointing,” he told the media at a luncheon hosted by tribal leader Amanullah Khan Kakar in Quetta.

The JUI-F leader said, “We can discuss the SC verdict and the Speaker’s ruling as well.”

He said after the resolution of Parliament, all agreements with the US on Nato supplies had been canceled and the government could not restore Nato supplies administratively.

“The US is pressuring Pakistan to restore the Nato supplies on the eve of budget preparation, however, the stance of Pakistan during the Chicago conference was encouraging,” Fazl said.

“At this time, the world wants to move towards peace but why Pakistan is being pushed towards war. We want to live peacefully with national dignity.”

To a query, he said the government was not serious to ensure peace in Balochistan, Karachi or KP and the committees constituted to restore peace could not even hold their second meeting, which was regrettable. This was the main reason that peace could not be restored, he added.

The JUI chief said the seriousness of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry over kidnapping for ransom, recovery of decomposed dead bodies and missing persons was encouraging.

The JUI leader said, “Islamabad Zindabad Conference,” would be a milestone for bringing peace not only in Balochistan but also in other parts of the country.