Prominent Ulema from Deoband school of thought have urged the government and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to declare ceasefire in the name of Allah Almighty and his messenger (PBUH).
In a joint statement issued here in Islamabad after a crucial meeting, held under the chair of Maulana Salimullah Khan Monday, the Ulema called upon both the parties to halt armed action until the outcome of peace negotiations.
The Ulema said the country was in civil war situation and some elements wanted to close the doors for peace.
They expressed satisfaction on the decision by the government, military and Taliban about ending civil war through dialogues. They also said that bloodshed was not the solution of any issue.
The meeting was attended among others by Mufti Rafi Usmani, Maulana Mufti Taqi Usmani, Dr Abdul Razaq Sikandar, Maulana Fazl Muhammad, Qari Hanif Jalindhari, Syed Adnan Kakakhel, Maulana Muhammad Hasan, Maulana Mukhtaruddin and Maulana Abdul Baba Shah Mansoor.