China, Iran can help restore peace in region: JI

Source: Published in Politics on Monday, February 23, 2015

NOWSHERA: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief of Jamaat-i-Islami Prof Mohammad Ibrahim has said that China, Iran and Pakistan should play an active role for restoration of peace in the region.

He said that Afghanistan and all other stakeholders should be brought to negotiating table to achieve the desired results.

He was talking to mediapersons here on Sunday after attending a wedding ceremony where other local leaders of the party were also present.

Prof Ibrahim also highlighted the role of China in peace process in the region. “Pakistan, China and Iran have to make sincere efforts for restoration of peace in the region. They are the regional players and can bring peace to the region,” he said.

The JI leader said that ensuring peace in Afghanistan was need of the time as peace there could ensure peace in the whole region.

He alleged that the US, India and Israel were promoting terrorism to destabilise Pakistan. He said that the rulers should understand that terrorism existed in Pakistan due to the presence of America in the region.

He said that the rulers should part ways with America so as to be able to control terrorism in the country.

He claimed that the present wave of sectarian terrorism in the country was initiated by international conspirators.

He said that arrest of the real culprits behind the Army Public School tragedy would boost the National Action Plan.

About the establishment of military courts in the country, he said that JI had opposed these courts because it won’t solve the problem.

“The 21st Amendment is being used against the religious leaders and seminaries,” he claimed and said: “Terrorists are also arrested from universities, houses and cities, but unfortunately the focus is only on the religious seminaries.”

About the Senate elections, he urged the legislators to bring change in the law for holding these elections through show of hands.

He said that if political parties followed strict discipline than no lawmaker could be purchased.

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