What Talibans and Pakistan Government would Fetch from Peace Dialogue?
Taliban and Pakistan Government Peace Dialogue
Pakistan’s elected government has taken the initiative to start dialogue with Talibans. By doing this the Government machinery hopes that there will be peace in the country and the general public will be protected from the suicide bombers. However, despite the fact that more than two months have passed the suicide attacks are continuously taking place all over the country.
The Talibans are very clear and consistent in their motive of killing general public at large and government officials in particular, despite the fact that they have pronounced ceasefire before re-initiation of the peace dialogue. First, my objection is on the words; ‘ceasefire’. The acts promoted and produced by the Talibans by all means are terrorist attacks and nothing else. Ceasefire is a term used in respect of the battle between the two countries or a rebellion struggle against the state. Does this mean that by using this term, the Talibans are pronouncing themselves as rebels of the State?
In the last so many years, the Talibans conducted brutal and heinous crimes against humanity that there is no example of such like terrorism in the history of the Pakistan. However, Saudi Arabia and his allied countries are fully supporting such like terrorist attacks conducted by the Taliban and Al-Quaida and pressuring the government for not taking forcible action against Talibans.
Anyhow, what the Government of Pakistan wants to fetch from the dialogue is ‘peace’ and nothing else. There only demand is to stop the terrorist attacks and the question is what they will give to the Talibans in return. The demands of the Talibans is that there should be a Sharia law to be enforced in Pakistan. Without indulging into the discussion whether Sharia law is already enforced in Pakistan or not, it would be appropriate to ask the Talibans whether this is the right way to enforce the Sharia law in Pakistan. Is this the way adopted by the Rasoollullah to preach Islam. Does genocide of innocent children and women help bring Islamic law in Pakistan. Does Islamic teaching say that the girls have no right of education that is why the Talibans are destroying the Girl schools? In fact they are their motive, hidden in their hearts and that is to spread terrorism all over the country. They are taking their time to wait for the summer when the weather would be in their favor and they would act against the forces more sophisticatedly.
The other one of their demand is to free their men, who are masterminds of certain suicide attacks. There are persons in Pakistan who lost their whole family in terrorist attacks. They killed army men as well.
Will the Government forgo all their crimes under the garb of peace dialogue? If such peoples are to be set at liberty, there should not be a single men in jails and no one should be punished or convicted for any crime as the gravest crime on the earth is killing a single men and they have taken the responsibility of killing hundreds of thousands.
Is Government is authorized under the Islamic law to forgive the killers. In fact under the Islamic law it is only the relatives of the victims who can forgive the killer and government has no right to do so. Then under what law and which logic they have been set at liberty by the government.
Unfortunately, they are known as Muslims and in fact ‘fundamental Muslims” but they have no nexus with the Islamic teachings. I would also like to quote following sayingss of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) regarding killing of human beings:
The Prophet said to me during Hajjat-al-Wida': Let the people keep quiet and listen. Then he said (addressing the people), "Do not (become infidels) revert to disbelief after me by striking the necks (cutting the throats) of one another (killing each other)."
The Prophet said, "Abusing a Muslim is Fusuq (an evil doing) and killinghim is Kufr (disbelief)."
Without prejudice to the above discussion, the question is; in case all their demands are accepted is there any guarantee that they will refrain from committing such crimes in future. Does Maulana Sami ul Haq would give the guarantee that If such acts are committed by the Talibans the Government will held him responsible for such acts?
This is the part of history of their people that they even violated the promises made in the Khana Kaaba. However, on the contrary, they people understand only the language of weapons. This is why they are pronounced ceasefire after bombardment on the emanation depots.
They were the ruling power in Afghanistan and could not resist even for a week against the American attacks. They also ruled the Sawat Valley and peace could only be enforced by the action of the Armed Forces.
Yet, it is the decision of the government to go for the dialogue or adopt other measures for bringing peace in the country.