LAHORE: Governor Punjab, Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has said that terrorism and negotiations cannot be pursued together, yet the intentions of the Government for the restoration of peace should not be treated with suspicions – ARY News reports.
Addressing a ceremony here on Friday, Chaudhry Sarwar said that the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif wanted to hold negotiations wholeheartedly and the ball is still in Taliban's court, if they announce to quit massacre of people then the dialogue can also resume and peace can be restored without a battle.
Moreover, the Governor stressed on promoting our own language and to educate the youth in the same tongue.
Negotiations process was suspended and signs of a military operation in the tribal region became evident when Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fighter jets bombed militants hideouts late on Wednesday night, in North Waziristan and Khyber agencies.
Surgical strikes by the state came into sight after the killing of 23 FC men held captive by Taliban militants belonging to TTP Mohmand Agency faction. These FC men were abducted in 2010, whilst militants slaughtered them a few days ago in Afghanistan.
After the slaughtering of FC troops at the hands of militants, a deadlock occurred in ongoing peace talks between the Government and Taliban and it was then that the Government gave a go ahead to the armed forces of Pakistan to fully retaliate militant attacks.