Glowing tributes paid to late Fahim
KABUL (Pajhwok): Marking the first death anniversary of Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim former vice-president, President Ashraf Ghani said Fahim was a giant political figure who played greater role for unity and peace in the country.
Fahim 56 died of heart diseases on March 9, 2014 in Kabul. Officials laid floral wreath on his grave to mark his death anniversary. Fahim was a famous commander of Jamiat-e-Islami during Jihad against Russia.
After the fall of Dr. Najib’s rule, he had served as national security advisor, defense minister, deputy for transition administration and vice-president.
At a gathering held in Loya Jirga tent in Kabul, Ashraf Ghani, former president Hamid Karzai, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah, Abdul Rab Rasoul Sayyaf former Jihadi commander along with other dignitaries paid rich tribute to late Fahim.
The president said Fahim reached the highest military rank and held important positions in the country’s politics. He did not choose extreme measures even during Jihad and was in favor of fair elections. “If Fahim was alive, perhaps we would face little problems during the elections.”
Fahim led Afghanistan during critical times with exceptional abilities after the demise of Ahmad Shah Massoud, the president continued.
Hamid Karzai called Fahim a patriot and said he was pro peace to a point that even he wanted peace talks with Gulbadin Hekmatyar.
“Fahim always had a firm stance on vital issues of national importance,” Karzai remarked, adding that Fahim’s stance on issues of sovereignty, unity, and peaces was remarkable.
CEO Abdullah said Fahim was a pacifist and a champion of people’s freedom. “It has been a year since he is gone and nobody could replace him.”
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