KARACHI: President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain discussed current political situation of the country with prominent journalists of print media in an interactive session held here on Wednesday.
The President while speaking on the occasion said that the government wants to settle the issues with the Taliban as a part of “Atmam-e-Hujjat”. “The presently hostile Taliban groups engaged in talks may come to terms after its success”, he said.
The President realized the gravity of deteriorated law and order situation of the country and told the audience that restoring peace is the responsibility of the government without which prosperity, especially in terms of economic growth, would be an illusive dream.
The President particularly referred to the conditions of Karachi and stated that the government is going in the right direction to restore peace in the city.
While responding to a question regarding imposition of Sharia in the country, the President replied that the Constitution of 1973 fully encompasses Sharia as no law contrary to Holy Quran and Sunnah could be enacted in the country.
The President informed the audience regarding his personal interests in Polio Eradication Campaign in the country as two meetings had already been held on this issue at Aiwan-e-Sadar and Peshawar.
The President said that expanding education is also his top priority.