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Government wants peaceful talks with Fazlur to settle issues: Ali Muhammad

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Islamabad: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan on Monday said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, wants to initiate a peaceful talks process with Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman to settle the issues as azadi march can badly affect the issue of Kashmir.

Talking to a private news channel, the minister said negotiations were the only way forward. Ali Muhammad said that the PML-N and PPP political parties are still in confusion over the decision of sit-in in Islamabad.

He further criticised anti-government movement announced by JUI-f chief and said that: “Maulana sahib wants freedom through this so called Azadi March”.

He said Fazal ur Rehman is not clear whether his sit-in is for Kashmir or against the democratic PTI government.

“JUI-F chief Maulana sahib was the chairman of Kashmir Committee but he did not utter a single word regarding Kashmir,” adding, “in last 10 years he didn’t justified the issue of Kashmir.”

JUI-F chief Maulana should have compensated for what he had done on Kashmir cause, he said, adding, the government is ready to hold dialogues but blackmailing cannot be accepted at any stance.

The minister said the PTI government will not allow anyone to disrupt the law and order situation in the country. He said action will be taken according to law and constitution against those who would resort to anarchy.

“Pakistan is passing through a difficult phase and the situation in India-administered Kashmir is critical so we all should come forward and raise the issue of Kashmir instead of criticising others,” the minister added.

Ali Muhammad said it is not ethical to use the innocent Madaris students for personal objectives. He said opposition’s main reason behind such threatening tactics was to put pressure on the government to escape accountability and to get personal aims.

He said Maulana wants to divert people’s attention from burning issue of Kashmir but PTI government is committed for this cause. He said the government and Pakistan Army were on the same page about the ongoing issue of Kashmir.

He urged the opposition to take part in the activities planned by the government to express solidarity with the people of India-administered Kashmir. He said despite all the internal and external challenges, it is appreciable that Prime Minister Imran Khan is effectively highlighting Kashmir issue at every international forums.

Imran Khan’s government has left no stone unturned in order to highlight Kashmir issue at international front, adding, it is diplomatic victory of Pakistan that International community has taken notice of human rights violations in India-administered Kashmir, he added.

“Today, all Pakistanis, wherever there reside are standing along with our Kashmiris,” he said.