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Abdullah wants officials mourning Mullah Omar tried

Abdullah wants officials mourning Mullah Omar tried

Aug 04, 2015 - 14:13

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah has said the government officials who had attended mourning ceremonies for late Talibaninfo-icon leader Mullahinfo-icon Mohammad Omar be prosecuted.

Speaking at a cabinet meeting on Monday, Abdullah urged security organs to take necessary steps against the officials whose action had lent the enemy a psychological boost.

“Despite all challenges and deteriorating security situation, the unity government is in a position to suppress the enemy. It is a fact that a serious part of the problem lies amongst us,” he remarked.

He stressed discussions regarding the peace process be transparent and there should be clear policies to defend the masses and fight the enemy. “We should also adopt a clear policy regarding Pakistaninfo-icon’s behaviour and games.”

Interior Minister Noor-ul-Haq Ulumi said: “The news of Mullah Omar’s death is a good message to our forces. It also conveys this message to the enemy that the path to war only leads to their failure and destruction.”

He added the officials spreading propaganda on behalf of the enemy be dealt with sternly. “Unfortunately, it has been seen that even in Kabul some officials attended the mourning ceremonies for Omar.”

Officials of the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) say directives have been sent to all provinces not to allow any mourning ceremonies for Mullah Omar.

Sattar Murad, economy minister, said: “Unfortunately, the nation becomes upset after seeing some situations. Taliban do not spare our people but in front of the members of this government and High Peace Councilinfo-icon a terrorist is being remembered as a mujahid.”

Abdul Bari Jahani, information and culture minister, said the National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) should identify those people who had given the president false information regarding Mullah Omar’s Eid message.

Based on the flawed feedback, Ghani thanked the late Taliban supremo. Bari added the issue should be taken seriously; otherwise such situations would keep recurring.



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