ISLAMABAD: Chairman Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan has appreciated the government’s steps for peace dialogue with Taliban and assured his party’s full backing to ongoing dialogue process.
Talking to media at his residence after meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif here on Wednesday, he said the major issue of the country was terrorism and restoration of peace.
“I understand that the government, Prime Minister Nawaz Shairf and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar have been working in the right direction under great pressure”.
He pointed out that small but powerful lobby was against the peace talks and wanted war and destruction in the country.
Imran Khan said Prime Minister and Interior Minister had adopted positive stand and providing full opportunity to dialogue process.
He said there was detailed discussion on peace talks in the meeting and we feared there was lobby in enemy country who wanted to sabotage the dialogue and would carry out more terrorist and bomb attack in the country.
“We want to be on same page to face future challenges”, he said, adding military option would be last option if all other options were exhausted and failed.
Imran said,”I congratulate the government to create division among militants through dialogues which is a major achievement. Now there are militants willing to talk and small groups opposed to peace process”.
He said all major groups in North Waziristan had shown willingness for dialogue and peace, adding through isolation process it would be easy to eliminate small groups who still want to fight.
Imran Khan expressed his satisfaction that now national consensus was evolving on dialogue process.
He said Pakistan army was capable to eliminate those militants who still wanted to fight and carrying out terrorist activities.
Imran Khan said protection to Polio-workers would also be on agenda item during talks with Taliban.