Efforts underway to ensure durable peace, stability: Murad
KABUL (Pajhwok): Deputy Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Murad Ali Murad on Sunday pledged to simultaneously fight decisively against elements posing threat to national security and go for negotiations in larger interests of the country.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony of 700 junior graduated army officers at the Kabul Military Training Centre (KMTC), he said security forces would chase those creating law and order situations.
The unity government already conveyed to militants, neighboring and regional countries about the roadmap of peace process, he added. “Our wish for peace should not be taken as our weakness rather it is the reflection of our desire for stability of the country and nation.”
Murad said the government efforts to engage rebels in peace process would continue, but no one would be allowed to target security forces.
Since one year, he recalled Afghan forces took security responsibility of the country and there was no reason left for insurgents to fight their brothers and sisters by carrying out suicide attacks and roadside explosions.
The 13-year combat mission by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) formally ended in 2014 and the Resolute Support (RS) mission started including training and advising of Afghan security forces.
Brig. Gen. Aminullah Patyani, commander of the KMTC, said Afghan security forces were trained professionally and had the ability to defend the motherland without the help of foreigners.
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