SUKKUR/ISLAMABAD - Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah on Monday said that the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has made a fool out of the Federal government by announcing a fake ceasefire to enter Islamabad.
Khursheed Shah said that the Taliban killed innocent people when they attacked the Sessions Court in Islamabad.
He said that the Opposition parties in the Parliament fully condemn the incident. At least 13 people, including a judge and four lawyers, were killed when several terrorists attacked a district court in Islamabad on Monday. He further stated that the time for peace talks has passed and a full scale military offensive should be carried out against the terrorists in the country.
Meanwhile, talking to party activists from Okara in Islamabad, Khursheed Shah said the mandate given by the All Parties Conference (APC) to the government doesn't mean that it shouldn't consult the Opposition parties on fresh talks with the Taliban. He said if peace could be established within the limits of the Constitution and law, then the PPP has no objection to it.
However, he made it clear that the PPP would not support talks with those who do not recognise the Constitution. He said the PPP is being under direct attack from terrorism. He said Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto also became victim of terrorism which created a big vacuum in the country's democracy.
However, he said, despite all these facts the PPP will support talks in they are held under the Constitution.