Explain your policy towards Afghanistan, NAP, Siraj tells govt

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Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Chief Sirajul Haq has urged the government to explain the extent of implementation on its policy towards Afghanistan and the National Action Plan (NAP).

He also demanded the government to call an All Parties Conference (APC) to discuss the policy that must be maintained towards Afghanistan.

Addressing the Upper House of the Parliament on Friday, Sirajul Haq criticised the stance of the government and said that we should not blame our own people for the attack on Bacha Khan University.

He said that numerous terror attacks were carried out in different parts of the country but the government does not want to transgress on any.

The JI chief also mentioned the Lal Masjid operation in his speech, saying that at least 600 killings were reported in the Rawalpindi operation but nothing has been proved till date. He demanded the establishment of a truth commission to unmask the facts.

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F (JUI-F) leader Ataur Rehman said that seminaries are being shut while clerics are being ‘harassed’ in the name of NAP. He said that his party has many reservations over the strategy chalked out by the government, he added.

Ataur Rehman said that clerics’ backs are being pushed against the wall, while they are not siding with militants.

State Minister for Interior Baleeghur Rehman said that investigations have revealed that the polio team was not the target of Quetta attack on January 13 but the security personnel.