I will break fast if talks with HIA succeeded, says Farotan
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): A police officials who has been fasting on daily bases from the past five years renewed his pledged and said he would be fasting until peace talks with Gulbadin Hikmatyar’s ledt Hizb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) produced a successful result.
2nd Lt. Nizamuddin Farotan, spokesman for 3rd unit of public order police 6th brigade in northern Sar-i-Pul province, said he had been fasting every day from the past five years and two months for peace stability and eradication of corruption in the country.
Hailing from Baghlan province the 37-year-old officer had been discharging during in public order police unit in the north from the past two years of his transfer here.
In his previous interview with Pajhwok Afghan News in 2012, Farotan said he would continue fasting until corruption completely eradicated from the country and peace was prevailed.
In his second interview in 2014 he was disappointed and said the government was not doing anything for eradication of corruption. He said he did not see any tangible steps being taken for the eradication of corruption.
After over five years of continues fasting Farotan, however, looked optimistic for peace and stability in the country, but was still committed to with fasting.
“I will remain committed to fast until peace and stability prevails in the country and corruption eradicates,” said Farotan in the third exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan New in five years.
He said he was optimistic to the good results of peace talks with HIA and had been hearing good news about possible government-HIA deal.
The public order police official hailed initiatives of the incumbent government for peace and stability saying his trust was restored over durable peace in the country.
“Talks with HIA proved to be beneficial, I am hopeful and pray that his Excellency Hikmatyar would put down arm and will join the reconciliation process on that day I will leave fasting,” said Farotan.
He asked the government if deal with Hikmatyar succeeded he should be provided a chance to break year-long fasting pledge in Masjidul Haram, Macca.
He said situation in the country was terrible there was fighting, corruption that drowned the war-torn country into more crises. “If the leaders walk the way they talk situation would improved rapidly,” he hoped.
Farotan said he never faced with case of corruption, but heard a lot about corruption even that he has been told that corruption occupied the entire system of the country.
About his fasting trend he said initially he faced some problems but with the passage of time he became accustomed. He said he had digest problems which was rehabilitated with fasting.
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