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War-weary Afghans want peace, stability: Religious leaders

War-weary Afghans want peace, stability: Religious leaders

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May 21, 2015 - 18:35

KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): Elders and religious leaders in northern Kunduz province on Thursday announced their support for the peace process, saying they were backing the Afghan security forces to achieve peace.

Over 200 religious scholars and elders underlined unity among people, which was prerequisite for achieving peace.

Maulviinfo-icon Najibullah, a religious scholar, said Afghan people were thirsty for peace and the government was obliged to ensure peace through any possible means.

He urged people to cooperate with government for the sake of peace, security and law and order.

The announcement comes at a time when security situation of Imaminfo-icon-Saheb, Char-Dara, Dasht-e-Archi, and Gor-Tapa districts of Kunduz have witnessed intermittent skirmishes between security forces and insurgents, forcing thousands of families to leave their homes.

Maulvi Rahmatullah, another scholar, said the government also needed to materially support security forces for their sacrifices.

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