Ulema, tribesmen swing behind security forces
ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Religious scholars and tribal elders of eastern Kunar province on Wednesday praised security forces’ courage and patriotism, gifting flowers and garlands at a gathering here.
Speaking on the occasion, ulema representative Maulvi Ziaur Rahman Yar asked the government to increase the strength of the armed forces by recruiting more youth and provide them with necessary equipment.
He urged the authorities to pay special attention to the education and living condition of the families of slain and injured security personnel. “We completely support our security forces in their mission.”
Haji Abdul Latif, speaking on behalf of tribal elders, said all of them had been supportive of the security forces. Their stout support had been manifest during the Dangam battle, where tribesmen fought against the enemies of Afghanistan.
Col. Wali Mohammad Ahmadzai, commander of the 201st Selab Military Corps, welcomed support pledges from the people. He said with backing of ulema, tribal elders and youth, the armed forces would defend their motherland.
Governor Shuja-ul-Mulk Jalala said Kunar had a 260 kilometre porous border with Pakistan and that was why rebels could easily sneak into the province. He added it was difficult for security forces to stop the movement of insurgent.
At the end of gathering, Qari Rahimullah presented a resolution in support of the armed forces. It was unanimously approved by participants.
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