Taliban talks not successful till establishment's approval, says Fazl
LAHORE: Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman, Ameer of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), has said that the peace talks with Taliban cannot be successful until the establishment approves it, ARY News reports.
Speaking to media after meeting Pir Ejaz Hashmi, Ameer of Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan Noorani, Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman said that populations is being destroyed and children are dying due to the military operations in the tribal areas.
"The peace talks cannot succeed without the establishment's consent", he added.
JUI-F Ameer, while commenting on the agendas of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chairman Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri, said that an extra constitution will not be accepted.
Commenting on the meeting of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Indian Premier Narendra Modi, Rehman said that it is a good thing that the Indian leader accepted the "ground realities" that the Kashmir issue can only be resolved via dialogue.
"Sharif's tour to India is a part of diplomatic morality. There are not many expectations from the visit", he said.
On the occasion, Ejaz Hashmi said that Pakistan is incomplete without Kashmir. He further said that it is a good thing that Nawaz Sharif is meeting with Narendra Modi but Kashmir should not be forgotten.
"The experiment of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) was successful and the struggle of religious groups will continue", he added.