Govt asked to neutralise Daesh in Shinwari zone
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Religious scholars and tribal elders in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday urged militants to shun violence and killing their own brethren.
The elders including representatives from Shinwari zone and other districts attended a gathering to discuss security and recent security forces’ operations in Kot district.
They accused foreign intelligence agencies of using militants as pawns in the Afghan war.
Ex- provincial council chief and tribal elder, Maulvi Abdul Aziz Khairkhwa, accused Pakistan of interfering in Afghanistan’s affairs and called on religious scholars to work for peace and stability in the country.
Ex-jihadi commander and tribal elder Malak Ajab Khan the Daesh or the self-styled Islamic State’s activities were un-Islamic. “They behead religious scholars and tribal elders. Is it Islam?” he asked.
He asked foreign intelligence agencies to stop their conspiracies against Afghanistan.
Another elder from Khogyani district, Mohammad Naem Walar, invited tribal elders and scholars to work for unity among the tribes.
“The fighters neither follow international rules of war nor Islamic rules, so we should join hands against them,” he remarked.
“The tribes support and cooperate with the government but it is government’s responsibility to do the same with the tribes,” he said.
He asked the unity government to pay attention to problems facing the nation and appoint educated and experienced people on government posts and follow the merit.
The participants asked the government to continue its campaign against Daesh in Shinwari Zone and prevent their activities in all districts.
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