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Good governance be extended to rural areas: Amarkhil

Good governance be extended to rural areas: Amarkhil

May 12, 2016 - 20:55

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The National Stability Societyinfo-icon (NSS) on Thursday said good governance and civil services should not be confined only to metropolitan political elite’s palaces but should also reach the most deprived rural areas.

The views were expressed at a gathering in which a large number of people from different districts and ethnic background were present in the capital of central Maidan Wardak province, the society said in a statement.

The participants included youth, womeninfo-icon, religious scholars, civil society members, tribal elders, parliamentarians, provincial council members and media representatives, the statement said.

NSS chairman Ziaul Haq Amarkhil told the gathering that “good governance and civil services should also be extended to rural areas.

He called on the government not to restrict itself to the Presidential Palace alone but be in the service of the toiling masses.

Amarkhil also said the current peace talks with the Hezb-i-Islamiinfo-icon Afghan were a sign of hope and the parlays must be result-oriented.

He further added the government must reach a negotiated deal with the Talibaninfo-icon as well through a viable address for the sake of durable peace across Afghanistaninfo-icon.

“Peace must be guaranteed in Afghanistan because this was the election campaign promise of President Ashraf Ghani,” said the former election commission secretary.

Amarkhil also demanded the government, regional players and international community ensure peace in Afghanistan, calling it an utmost right of all Afghans.

He also came hard on Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani accusing him of not fulfilling his due role, citing India’s move to toughen visa formalities for Afghans and the closure of Torkham border crossing on ordinary Afghans.

“Instead of visiting Badakhshan province for personal political gains, our foreign minister needs to consider pressing issues relating to foreign policy”.

Ending his speech, Amarkhil also urged all Afghans not to come under influence of negative propaganda against national projects. “Enemy wants to divide us at this critical time to reach their nefarious design.”

MP Sher Wali Wardak, provincial council member Ameeri, female PC Haleema Askari, tribal elder Mohammad Ishaaq Daqeeq, religious scholar Maulana Kifayatullah, trader Sayad Javed Andaish, civil society activist Naseer Ahmed Sultani and teacher Mohammad Ali Azeemi also spoke on the occasion.

The speakers praised and congratulated the National Stability Society (NSS) on holding an outstanding public gathering and voiced unconditional support for the NSS’s national democratic vision.  



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