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HPC chairman ‘quoted out of context’ in interview

HPC chairman ‘quoted out of context’ in interview

Mar 09, 2016 - 21:52

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The High Peace Councilinfo-icon (HPC) on Wednesday said its chairman Pir Syed Ahmad Gilani had been quoted out of context that he called “the war against Talibaninfo-icon as illegitimate.”

The BBC recently broadcasted an interview with Gilani, quoting him as saying that the conflict with the Taliban “is not permitted.”

However, the HPC office in a statement said his remarks had been reported out of context and some media outlets were dragging the issue to a negative side.

“Gilani is a cleric and jihadi figure who considers brining peace and stability to the country as a religious and national duty,” the statement said.

It said Pir Gilani was a key figure in the war against Soviets and played a vital role in the achievements over the past years.

“So there no doubt and question about his honesty and he has always struggled for the defence of national honour, peace and stability and he supports the current system.”

The HPC office asked the media to reflect news that served the country’s interests especially when quoting high ranking officials about the country’s situation and should maintain impartial, honest and avoid falsification of elders remarks.



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