Sounds strange! Isn’t it? Political leaders joining hands to negotiate peace and prosperity of the country with TTP. Willing to bend down to whatever extent possible with an organization accused of killing around 50,000 innocent people and apparently dedicated to creating violence and rife within our country.
It is also speculated that the government, political and religious parties are considering granting amnesty to (TTP). Putting it another way, is the government willing to grant amnesty to the murderers of scores of political leaders, army officers, soldiers, policemen and last but not the least innocent people? If this happens, then every terrorist would like to follow the footsteps of (TTP) to play blood first and then negotiate for amnesty.
Awami National Party (ANP) chief said, “We do not ask to (TTP) surrender their weapons because according to our belief, weapons are he jewelry of Pakhtuns and it is a sign of honor and tradition.”
My question is, can they take this jewelry to U.A.E, U.S.A and U.K? If not, then why in Pakistan?
Pacifists and conservative analysts demand negotiation with (TTP) as war is no answer to anything. What about Srilankan Army defeating the Tamil Tigers (TT) by the use of force then why cant Pakistani Army attempt the same?
Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Ameer Hyder Hoti announced a bill (peace agreement) had been signed with Tahreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi (TNSM)’s chief Sufi Muhammad (an ally of TTP). On 26th July 2009, the government ironically announced the arrest of the cleric for encouraging the spread of violence and terror. Nation. If that peace agreement was not a success, how could it be assumed that (TTP) will not violate any such agreement?
In short, negotiations over a peace treaty do not look rational in the light of the past experience. Still, if the political parties insist on the table-talks, then they should that agreements are meant to be broken.