ISLAMABAD - Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Thursday claimed that certain powerful forces were bent on sabotaging the peace process with Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
“Some ‘vested interests’, which hold sway in the power corridors, have spun into action against the government initiative to negotiate a ceasefire with Taliban so that they could use the prevailing anarchy to their advantage,”, Nisar said in a statement issued here.
Staff Reporter adds: Chief Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) Maulana Fazlur Rahman on Thursday termed media role vital for building consensus on Taliban dialogue, saying that media should continue to serve as responsible watchdog guiding policy makers and all other sections of the state and society. “There have been complaints that a section of media has been igniting fires instead of serving as fire fighter, putting out fires. But now media has come of age and is trying to be much more responsible in reporting and its analytical output, said Chief of JUI-F in a statement.
Maulana said that the religio-political party (JUI-F) is grateful for the overall contribution of the media for guiding healthy policy debates and accommodating JUI-F’s viewpoint on issues of national importance.
He hoped that the media will continue to strive for achieving highest journalistic standards so that it can more aptly play an effective and responsible watchdog role.