ISLAMABAD- Ulema Ideological Council has demanded from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to release non militant prisoners and children. While PM has said that government does not want any bloodshed in the country and wants settlement of issues through dialogue and reconciliation.
A ten member delegation of Pakistan Ulema Council led by Allama Tahir Ashrafi today, met the Prime Minister. During the meeting matters related to dialogue with Taliban, Karachi operation and overall situation in the country was discussed. Both sides agreed that the entire nation is facing challenges for peace in country and an agreement was made to continue work for peace.
On the occasion Prime Minister said the government does not want any bloodshed in the country and that all matters are settled amicably without the use of any forces. He also said the government is serious in talks with Taliban with an objective to bring peace to the country. Demands of Taliban for peace are under consideration which will be discussed by the new government committee. However‚ no demand against constitution or law will be met.
The prime minister urged Ulema (religious scholars) to play a positive role in improving Pakistan’s credibility.
Nawaz Sharif told Ulema that he was devoted to overcoming the challenges faced by Pakistan. He said the government was playing its role for peace and harmony and Ulema from all sects should do the same.
Talking to journalists, Maulana Ashrafi said the Ulema Council Ashrafi lauds the PM’s initiative for peace and elimination for terrorism and we have demanded from the PM to release non militant prisoners as this would give a positive message.
Prime Minister has said that government is reviewing the option and those Taliban who are not involved in militancy will be released, Ashrafi said.