Prof. Ibrahim appeals TTP, army to lay down arms

PESHAWAR: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leader and member Taliban negotiating committee, Professor Ibrahim has appealed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the army for making dialogue process successful.

Addressing Tribal Jirga in Peshawar here Thursday, Professor Ibrahim said the army and Taliban are real parties and if the military wants, the dialogue process would become successful. He appealed both TTP and the military to lay down their arms.

He also asked both the parties for ceasefire in respect of the sacred month.

JI leader said if the Islamic articles of the constitution were implemented, they gave assurance that Taliban would accept the constitution.

“We organized a meeting between government committee and Taliban shura in which process of confidence building began”, he added.

Ibrahim said the judiciary is a major part of the constitution, however, the people of Fata are deprived of its benefits.