PESHAWAR/SWABI - Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Sami (JUI-S) Ameer Maulana Sami-ul-Haq has said that Wafaq-ul-Madaris should not be used for political purpose but it must play its basic role in protecting religious seminaries and bringing improvement in their system and syllabus.
“To protect seminaries, Wafaq-ul-Madaris should continue its peaceful struggle and we will support it,” Maulana Sami-ul Haq said this while talking an eight-member delegation of Wafaq-ul-Madaris that met him at Darul-Ulomi Haqqania at Akora Khattak here on Sunday.
The Wafaq-ul-Madaris delegation was consisting of its General Secretary Maulana Mohamamd Hanif Jalandhry, Maulana Mohamamd Anwarul Haq and others. The delegation extended invitation to Maulana Sami-ul-Haq to attend countrywide Ijtimas of Wafaq-ul-Madaris being held soon in Peshawar, Multan, Karachi and Lahore.
During these meetings, prizes would be awarded to shining position holder students in the examinations of Wafaq-ul-Madaris, besides considering how to bring more improvement in its syllabus as well as people would also be apprised about importance and the role played by religious seminaries from time to time.
On this occasion, Maulana Sami-ul-Haq accepted the invitation to attend these meetings. The delegation assured Maulana Sami that Wafaq-ul-Madaris would not be used for political gains and groupings and its activities would only be restricted to awarding religious education to students.
About national security bill, Maulana Sami-ul-Haq said that such law and ordinances have also been implemented in the past but it would do nothing.
He said that government plan to get control of religious madaris would not be accepted at all and if any conspiracy was hatched, religious madaris of all schools of thoughts would get united to foil such attempts with full force.
Meanwhile, Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) committee member Professor Muhammad Ibrahim Khan has hoped the government and Taliban will reach an agreement to establish durable peace in the country.
Talking to media persons here on Sunday after visiting the looted goldsmiths of Tehsil Topi Bazaar, he said that peace is the main demand of entire Pakistani nation. To a question, he said that both the government and Taliban committees have played their role in the difficult phase.
However, he said that both government and Taliban leadership faced a great test as the countrymen were keenly observing the entire peace process with great expectations.
He said that the people’s dream would not be shattered while hinting towards a phase of direct negotiations between government and Taliban. “The direct negotiations are expected to be commenced very soon,” he added. He alleged that the US and India were not happy with the ongoing peace process in Pakistan.
“The US and India do not want that the government and the TTP reach a peace deal as they work on a long-term strategy to destabilise Pakistan and harmed it both economically and politically,” he added.
He also expressed solidarity with the looted goldsmiths and said that robbery in the main bazaar has exposed the negligence and poor performance of the district police. He demanded for immediate arrest of the culprits.
The goldsmiths complained that despite passing of over a month time of the incident, the police were failed to arrest the robbers who had looted their shops in the police uniform at night.