Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Language
Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Peace body officially starts work in Helmand

Peace body officially starts work in Helmand

By
On
Feb 27, 2011 - 19:25

LASHKARGAH (PANinfo-icon): The newly-created high peace councilinfo-icon for southern Helmand province on Sunday officially launched its activities aimed at bringing militants back to a normal life.

Brought into being two months ago, the council members held their second meeting in Lashkargah, the provincial capital, to decide on the formation of working committees.

Governor Gulab Mangal, who heads the 35-member peace body, said that leading members of the council were officials from the police headquarters, the intelligence department and the Afghan National Army.

He said officials from the security departments had been picked as leading members because they had the ability to recognise and facilitate rebels for talks.

He said the council with a head and three working committees was a composition of tribal elders belonging to different parts of the province.

A member of the council, Maulviinfo-icon Mehar Dil, a religious scholar, urged his colleagues to work for the sake of God and people instead of serving their own interests.

He said that people of Helmand were longing for peace and stability in their areas and the council was a hope for them to get rid of the conflict.

Another member of the council, Haji Zahir, urged common people and militants to play their part in securing peace in the province.

Since the establishment of the peace body two months back, 14 insurgents have so far joined the peace process in Helmand.

ma

Tags: 

Related Article


Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.

   

Add new comment

Advertisement

Twitter Update