Jamat-e-Islami leader warns PPP of sabotaging release of Musa Gilani, Shahbaz Taseer

Prof Ibrahim

WEB DESK – The leader of Jamat-e-Islami and negotiator appointed about outlawed militant group Tehreek-e-Taliabn Pakistan (TTP), Professor Ibrahim has warned Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) of sabotaging the release of Shahbaz Taseer and Ali Musa Gilani due to the harsh statements against outlawed militants.

According to a statement made by Ibrahim, the situation could get worst for both high profile prisoners if PPP’s leadership continued giving harsh statements against outlawed Taliban.

However, Ibrahim did not mention at all whether he received any instructions from outlawed militants in this regard.

Ibrahim said that we (Taliban appointed negotiators) were also trying to convince Taliban to release the civilian prisoners but complexities could arise due to PPP’s own behavior.

Earlier , PakistanTribe reported that Samiul Haq wants government to release Taliban prisoners beforehand if it wanted any favor from TTP. Government subsequently released 19 Mahsud tribesmen who were considered as non-combatant prisoners.

Sami also said that Taliban were ready to release to some important persons from their custody but on conditions.

PakistanTribe reported on March 27 that Taliban had refused to release Shahbaz Taseer s/o late Governor of Punjab Salman Taseer and Ali Musa Gilani s/o former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani. However, the conditional release of professor Ajmal Khan, vice chancellor of a university, was acceptable to militant group. The condition was to release their two men currently in custody of Sindh government.

Prisoners of Taliban

On May 9 in 2013, armed assailants had kidnapped Ali Haider Gilani, son of the former premier. The incident had taken place at a Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) corner meeting in Farrukhabad, near Matital Road in Multan.

Shahbaz Taseer, eldest son of the late Governor Punjab, was abducted from the Gulberg area of Lahore on August 26, 2011. Capital City Police Officer Lahore had said that his car was intercepted by a black SUV and motorbike around 600 yards from the office and up to three men had dragged Taseer out of the car and taken him away.

On September 7, 2010, vice-chancellor of the ICU Ajmal Khan was kidnapped from Peshawar while he was on his way to his office. Ajmal Khan is one of the senior most academicians of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province and had been the principal of the historic Islamia College, provost and registrar of the University of Peshawar and VC of Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan.

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Hissan Khan

Hissan Khan is currently working as the Editorial Head of Pakistan Tribe's Islamabad Office. Having work as current affairs host, news analyst and C4D expert, Hissan holds a good command over communication and development strategies.

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