National Jirga presses Pakistan govt to down US drones seeking immediate Taliban talks

National Jirga presses Pakistan govt to down US drones seeking immediate Taliban talks | PakistanTribePESHAWAR: National Jirga organised by umbrella coalition of more than 40 Pakistani political and religious parties, Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC), urged the federal government to permit the air force for targeting US drones while seeking immediate talks with Taliban, PakistanTribe.com reported.

The joint declaration said that the decisions taken by the parliaments, All Parties Conference (APC) and the Committee on National Security should be implemented and that no foreign pressure should be allowed over the issue of Taliban talks.

DPC has organised high-level session comprising of leaders of coalition parties and approved several resolutions seeking special decision from the Pakistani federal government on the national and international affairs.

Maulana Samiul Haq (Chief DFC), Liaquat Baloch (JI Seceretary), General (r) Hameed Gul (Former ISI Chief), Hafiz Muhammad Saeed (Jamat-ud-Dawa), and Siraj ul Haq  (JI’s Senior Minister in KP) were among the particpants of the National Jirga josted by JI at its  provencial headquarter at Peshawar.

The council approved the resolution for downing the US spy planes entering in the territory of Pakistan through issuance of permission to the Pakistan Air Force (PAF).

Ongoing sit-ins for blocking the NATO supplies from different spots of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province were highly praised by the council’s leadership.

‘Foreign policies must be reformed in accordance to the national ambitions,’ DPC demanded in a seperate approved resolution.

It further demanded an end to all military operations conducted in the tribal areas and to ensure an honorable return of all affectees belonging to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

JI senior Minister KP and party's deputy chief Siraj ul Haq with former ISI chief General Hameed Gul | PakistanTribe

JI senior Minister KP and party’s deputy chief Siraj ul Haq with former ISI chief General Hameed Gul during National Jirga held at Markaz-e-Islami (JI provencial head quarters) Peshawar.

Moreover, the DPC announced that there would be a protest lodged with the federal government against friendly ties with India and demanded that India, should not be given the Most Favourite Nation (MFN) status.

The council announced to organise a prestigious conference for expressing unification with Kashimiris on February 4 while Kashmir Day will be celebrated on large-scale across the country on February 5.

The participants strongly condemned the life sentence of Bangladesh’s Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Qadir Mola as termed it as the political revengous move the Bangladeshi government.

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Anas Rehman is a web-producer of PakistanTribe.com. He covers Sindh and Balochistan provinces.

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