Kandahar elders link Kunduz collapse to negligence
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Dozens of tribal elders offered condolences to the families of the victims of Kunduz violence, saying the city had fallen as a result of government’s negligence.
During a gathering in the provincial council office, the elders from different parts of Kandahar asked the government to take urgent measures to bring to justice all those who contributed to the debacle.
Kandaharis are deeply saddened by the Kunduz incident, the deputy head of provincial council, Hajji Abdul Qayyum, told the gathering. He called on the government to investigate the incident.
First of all, the lives and properties of the people should be secured during operations and it was the duty of the security personnel to fight against militants who spread fear among the people, he added.
Another tribal elder, Sabitullah Khan, asked the government to strengthen security personnel to prevent repetition of such incidents, which the Afghans could not tolerate.
Another public representative, Haji Niamatullah Sherdali, shared his grief with the victims’ families, saying all Afghans had been shocked by life and property losses suffered by the Kunduz residents.
“Kunduz incident is a bad experience for us. Officials should be active and the people should shun differences and support their government,” he said.
Such fiascoes could occur in other provinces as well, warned another member of provincial council Attaullah Atta, who urged the people to swing behind the government to contain the militant onslaught.
A tribal elder, Hajji Abdul Majeed Khan, accused the authorities of negligence. He advised the government to be win the hearts and minds of the people and protect them from injustice.
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