WAH CANTT - Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Mohammad Yousaf has said that talks with Taliban have not completely been stalled and the government continued consultation with their leaders for lasting peace in the region.

He was talking to newsmen after inauguration of a charity school established by a local NGO Appa Ge Welfare Trust for poor and down trodden class children at Thatta Khalil road. He said that talks with Taliban will yield positive results and for further breakthrough some special task has given to Maulana Sami Ul Haq.  Responding to a question, he said that the present government for the eradication of religious extremism and rooting out sectarianism in consultations with all the sects and stakeholders and in this connection conferences with religious leaders hold at Karachi and Lahore and a policy would be formed to durable pace in the country.

He said that government wants to create a positive atmosphere in the country so that foreign investors could be fetched to meet the menace of unemployment.

Responding a question, he said that much delayed Sikh marriage law would be implemented after finalization of recommendation from Islamic ideological council.  TO a question about Hazara province, the minister said that PML-N leadership is committed with it its promise made with the people of Hazara during election campaign but there are some constitutional restriction which should be fulfilled by the KPK provincial assembly and first the provincial assembly passed the resolution and forward it to the upper house.

Earlier, while addressing the inauguration ceremony, Sardar Yousaf termed the education as panacea of all ills. He urged the need to eliminate class-based education so that all children get equal rights of education.

He urged all the segments of society to join hands with the government for eradication of illiteracy as it earns bad image for the country.