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Kandahar Ulama announce support for security forces

Kandahar Ulama announce support for security forces

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May 06, 2015 - 17:08

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Hundreds of religious scholars on Wednesday announced support for security forces, urging insurgents to join peace process in larger national interest.

A big gathering was held, which was attended by hundreds of religious leaders, provincial council members and representatives of High Peace Councilinfo-icon (HPC).

Maulviinfo-icon Obaidullah Faizani, Kandahar Ulama Council head, said many innocent people and security forces personnel were being killed daily in the nook and corner of the country.

He pledged religious scholars would stand behind security forces at a time when majority of foreign troops had left and thus insurgents had no reason to continue fighting.

Haji Ata Mohammad Ahmadi, Kandahar HPC head, lauded security forces for maintaining law and order. He insisted it was important to have strong intelligence also since neighboring intelligence networks had hands in the ongoing conflict in the country.

Haji Agha Lalai Dastgiri, called on insurgents to end fighting since peace and tranquility was every persons hope in the country.

e also urged government to deliver on its promises to ensure peace and development in the country.

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