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‘Taliban, govt should avoid confrontation’


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CHAKWAL: Lt-Gen (retd) Abdul Qayyum on Saturday said that the Taliban’s demand for the Islamic system must be implemented as there was clear-cut in the constitution that all the laws would be made in the light of Quran and Sunnah.


He was speaking at the book launching of Maulana Mehmoodul Hassan Ghazanfar organised by the Chakwal Press Club at Jinnah Hall on Saturday. He asked the Taliban and government to adopt serious attitude and avoid confrontation. He said that the country could emerge as strong political and economic power if the law and order improved. He said that the anti-Islam forces were active to maintain status quo in the area. He hoped that the Taliban-government dialogues would be positive. The speakers paid rich tributes to Maulana Mehmoodul Hassan Ghazanfar for his excellent work, saying that the book was not only literary but also religious guidance for the people willing to know about the Holy Quran. Mumtaz Khan, a renowned educationist, presided over the ceremony.


Hafiz Muhammad Farooq, Talah Jamal, Muhammad Khan Aqal, Aftab Malik, Prof Muhammad Khan Hastal, District Bar Association president Malik Nadeem Iqbal, Prof MK Mughal, Qazi Muhammad Akbar, Prof Yaqoob Ali Khan, Khawaja Babar Saleem and Maulana Mehmoodul Hassan Ghazanfar spoke on the occasion. DBA secretary Ch Wajahat Ali Khan and Kashif Yaqoob and Dr Abid Kayani were also present.