Huge Sar-i-Pul rally backs security forces
SAR-I-PUL CITY (Pajhwok): Thousands of people, with some carrying weapons, on Wednesday rallied in central Sar-i-Pul province in a show of support for Afghan security forces.
Some 6,000 people, including lawmakers, government officials and residents attended the rally in Sar-i-Pul city, the provincial capital.
Mohammad Azim Qoyash, a lawmaker from Sar-i-Pul province, said: “We don’t consider Taliban as brothers because all of them are puppets of Pakistan who want to implement a foreign agenda in Afghanistan.”
In the past, former president Hamid Karzai would call Taliban as brothers, while the incumbent president has dubbed them political opponents not the enemy.
Mohammad Hussain Mujahidzada, a member of the provincial counciltold the rally that the Taliban were ignorant, illiterate, opportunists and slaves of others.
He said the people of Sar-i-Pul supported Afghan security forces and would stand with them if required.
He said the commander-in-chief of the armed forces only expressed regret over the recent security incidents in which hundreds people lost their lives.
Governor Abdul Jabbar Haqbin praised people’s support for their national armed forces and said the provincial government was with security forces under any circumstances.
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