ISLAMABAD - JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has pinned high hopes on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's visit to the United States, saying the PM will do straight talks with the US authorities on the drone attacks and Taliban talks.
Fazl said that during his meeting with President Obama, Nawaz Sharif would raise the issue of drone attacks and clearly convey Pakistan's stated policy that these attacks are unacceptable.
In a statement, the JUI-F chief said that drone attacks have no justification and it is the job of Pakistan to deal with any concerns of the international community regarding extremism as such they have no right to take matters into their hands whatever the pretext is.
He expressed the hope that the prime minister would also emphatically impress upon the US president that drones are sabotaging peace talks in Pakistan.
He said that it would be an opportunity to demonstrate the government's resolve that no pressure will be accepted on talks with the Taliban.
He said that pacifying FATA through dialogue would ultimately benefit everybody so facilitating talks with the Taliban would be in the interest of not only Pakistan but the whole region as stable Pakistan means stable region.
He said that Nawaz Sharif's visit has generated positive press coverage in the US which is a good omen for government's diplomatic endeavours.
He also hoped that PM's visit would see positive improvement not only in political arena but also in trade and investment.