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No 'Taliban' movement in Pakistan: Fazl

- December 03, 2012 - Updated 2013 PKT - From Web Edition

ISLAMABAD: The chief of Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F), Maulana Fazl-ur-Rahman, Monday said there was no such movement as “Taliban” anywhere in Pakistan, Geo News reported.


“We do not recognize the movement, which the forces have officially acknowledged as Taliban’s. It was simply unacceptable to us”, said he addressing a press conference here.


Going forward, JUI-F leader, in the strongest of words, warned against dubbing anyone as terrorist.


“No one can be allowed to brand someone as a terror-monger”, Maulana Fazal said.


He said his party had always raised voice for the sectarian harmony and would continue to do so down the line.


Fazl was of the view that seminaries, clerics, and students were being targeted under a conspiracy.


"People are tired of picking up dead bodies. It's time sectarian violence was reined in. I appeal to my workers to thwart this intrigue", he said.


To a question he said a military operation could not bring about peace in the country.


"Warfare cannot ensure lasting peace. It doesn't work that way. They have to come up with better ideas", Fazl added.

Reader Comments
There is no man like Taleban and are only nationalists fighting america. Americans always lies even 9/11 is biggest lie to occupy afghansitan and Irak only for oil which they will never get.

No wonder no one listens to the so called religious leaders. I suppose those calling themselves Taliban and killing our soldiers and civilians are in our imagination. What a fool

By issuing this statement, it seems he has endorsed a warrant of his own demise at the hand of the TTP, which he foolishly denies its assistance- whether like it or not

Afzal Khan
What a ridiculous statement! But what can you expect from him?

- he is the chief of the taleban.

True Pakistani
He is taaliban # 01

Muhammad Salim
With no due respect, Mr Maulana please get real and quit the double face politics. Allah will be asking you for how you used Islam for your leadership role while nothing significant you acheived for the country and Islam in the last few decades you are a leader.

Faiz Khalil
Aamir: Blind, dumb and deaf are the people who listen to him and vote for him.

Jimmy Rana
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