Govt committed to realising martyrs’ wishes: CEO
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah on Friday said the unity government was committed to realising the wishes of martyrs, which were justice, uniform development, political consensus, individual and collective rights.
The CEO said this while addressing a gathering observing the 21st death anniversary of former Wehdat-i-Islami leader Abdul Ali Mazari. Abdullah called Mazari a symbol of national unity, integrity, bravery, faithfulness and honesty.
Abdul Ali Mazari, the founding member of Wehdat-i-Islami party, was killed On March 12, 1995 by the Taliban who invited him for a political dialogue on an alliance against the then Islamic State. But he was arrested along with his five companions in Chaharasyab, near Kabul, and later killed.
The gathering in Kabul commemorating his 21st death anniversary was attended besides Abdullah by a number of Cabinet ministers, parliamentarians, political parties’ leaders, influential figures, and thousands of his supporters.
“Mazari still holds a place among the people,” said Abdullah, who called Mazari a leader who awakened the masses about their national duty and for the defence of their rights and for what he himself sacrificed for his life.
“We as followers of our martyrs have the responsibility to realize their wishes,” he said, declaring that the government would not enter a behind-the-scenes deal on peace.
“Peace is the demand of the entire nation and the government is committed to achieving that,” he said, calling preservation of people’s rights and gains as government’s responsibility.
Abdullah also praised sacrifices of the Afghan security forces and said their heroism would never be forgotten.
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