Ghani wants ulema, public reps to work for social harmony
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Thursday urged religious scholars and public representatives to work for cohesion in society and increase public awareness regarding the nefarious designs of the enemy to spread chaos and instability in the country.
A statement from the Presidential Palace said Ghani spoke via a video conference with governors, ulemas and provincial council heads of 34 provinces at Tawheed National Centre. The current situation, recent events and future programmes were discussed.
The president offered condolences to the families of the individuals killed during the recent wave of insecurity and said the situation could be improved through better coordination among security institutions, a step which had always been stressed during national security meetings.
Ghani instructed authorities concerned to provide assistance to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in line with the decisions made during the meeting of emergency relief committee. He added the IDPs would be enabled to go back to their homes after security situation returned to normalcy in their areas and in the third step development projects would executed in the war-affected areas.
The president termed the role of provincial council members, scholars, civil societies and welfare organisations as crucial in IDPs issue and said in addition to assistance to IDPs, uplift projects would be executed in areas hit by conflict and work opportunities would be created for people.
Bringing about drastic changes in impoverished and helpless people’s lives was a fundamental objective of the government, the president said calling it a moral duty to help poor people.
Ghani said other countries also competed to get maximum aid from international community during recent Brussels Conference but Afghanistan through its proper management and appropriate preparation was able to get assurances of $15.2 billion.
The president asked public representatives, scholars and officials to step up their fight against corruption, work for peace and stability and encourage the implementation of reforms in the system.
The president believed national consensus were important to fight corruption and introduce reforms. He stressed the reforms process should be transparent in line with the Constitution and be apolitical.
He asked the public representatives and officials to support the brave security forces and halt the propaganda that may affect the high morale of armed forces.
“Security forces are the honest sons of Afghanistan”, Ghani said adding the government was seriously considering their ration, good treatment, equipping because they defended and sacrificed for their motherland.
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