ISLAMABAD – The leader of Jamat-e-Islami (JI) and outlawed Taliban militants group appointed negotiator Professor Ibrahim has urged once again that security forces of Pakistan must halt air strikes and ground operation against militant group.
Professor Ibrahim was talking to media on Tuesday, a day after one very important member of negotiation team, Major (rtd) Amir parted ways from the process criticizing Ibrahim’s ‘political’ motives sabotaging peace efforts.
Ibrahim states “We would urge security forces to halt air strikes and ground attacks on (outlawed) militants. The coming phase of negotiation with (outlawed) Taliban are very important.”
He added further “I would request Major (rtd) Amir to remain part of peace dialogues. He being away would not be good for the peace efforts.”
It pertinent to mention here that on Monday, April 28, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif presided high level meeting on national security measures. The meeting was the sixth of its kind only in the month of April 2014 which was also attended by Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif and Director General Inter Services Intelligence (DG ISI) Lt General Zahirul Islam.
The meeting concluded on a high note that peace dialogue with outlawed militants cannot be extended for limitless period now. It was also noted in the conclusion of that meeting that security official would respond to all terrorist activities.