ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information,Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid said Friday that holding of dialogue with anyone did not provide legitimacy to any body illegal activities.
Talking to media persons after distributing certificates among the participants of 30th Specialized Training Course of Information Group here he said that ” Talks do not provide legitimacy to any illegal activity,rather talks are a tool to stop illegal activities of
In this regard he referred to United States talks with Afghan Taliban and United Kingdom’s talks with banned Irish organisation IRA in Ireland.
To a question he said that international community has fully supported Pakistan initiative to hold talks with Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and they want to see Pakistan a stable and peaceful country.
To a question about the demands of the Taliban’s committee Pervaiz Rashid said the government will welcome all proposals which will result in peace.
About appearance of Musharraf in the specail court,he said he would not comment on this as it was sub judice matter and the court will decide about his future.
He said that in 1981 the ISA initiated its Specialized Training Programme for the probationers and so far 29 batches of Information Group officers have received training in this institution.
Apart from imparting specialized training to the newly inducted officers of Information Group, the ISA has played a very constructive role in arranging capacity building courses for mid-level officers of Information Group, officers from Provincial Information Departments, and journalists belonging to Tribal and Northern Areas of Pakistan.
The training module of all these courses were devised in consultation with experts in the field of public information, communication, public relations and mass media.