Pakistan's Jamaat-i-Islami wants permanent Taliban ceasefire

JI chief Sirajul Haq said the real problem facing the country was "political and economic terrorism."

Pakistan's Jamaat-i-Islami wants permanent Taliban ceasefire

World Bulletin/News Desk

The Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) has called for the announcement of a permanent ceasefire by the Taliban and urged the government to make every effort to continue peace talks, Dawn reports.

“We want permanent ceasefire from Taliban and are in favour of continuation of the peace talks. The government should also respond positively. Logical arguments should be exchanged instead of bullets,” JI chief Sirajul Haq quoted as saying in a public meeting at Liaquat Bagh on Sunday.

According to the report, he said the real problem facing the country was "political and economic terrorism."

The JI leader said merit was not enforced and the rich were getting protection, while the poor had been left at the mercy of thieves and dacoits.

He said a handful of people had ruled the country after serving the imperial forces during the British rule.

He admitted that the JI had failed to get support of people in the general elections but blamed the electoral system for it, the report added.

“The electoral process in the country is the main hurdle in getting the support of the maximum people. There is a need to bring drastic changes in the system,” he said.

Last Mod: 21 Nisan 2014, 11:06
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