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Speakers stress need for strengthening security forces

Speakers stress need for strengthening security forces

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Aug 13, 2015 - 15:47

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The United Hizb-e-Islami councils on Thursday strongly opposed building personal militia and stressed strengthening national security and Afghan security forces.

Former educationinfo-icon minister Dr. Farooq Wardak, Qazi Mohammad Amin Waqad, former southeastern Paktia governor Gen. Juma Khan Hamdard, Wahidullah Sabawoon, Humayun Jarir and several other attended the press conference held here in Kabul.

Qazi Mohammad Amin Waqad said it had been talk of the town that some individual distribute weapons among people in northern and several other areas in Afghanistaninfo-icon. The council had reservations about distribution of weapons.

“Formation of personal militia leads to personal disputes and several other conflicts. We have witnessed the worst effects of personal militia in last 23 years,” Waqad said, adding that Afghan national security forces be strengthened instead.

First deputy president Gen. Rashid Dostam, second deputy to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mohammad Muhaqiq and acting Balkh Governor Atta Mohammad Noor were reported of strengthening local people to quell insurgents’ movement. 

Waqad said that united Hizb-e-Islami councils condemned the recent terrorist acts in Kabul and wanted cease fire in the country. The council provided complete support to ceasefire in the country, he added.

“The council wants Afghan peace process under observation of international community and with support of important regional states,” Waqad noted.

The council asked worldinfo-icon states to play their role for sustainability and success of peace talks in Afghanistan. Waqad also condemned political and economic corruption and cultivation and smuggling of drugs and demanded the government to take steps for preventing these issues.  

Hizb-i-Islami (HI) Gulbadin Hikmatyar group supported Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in last election while a splintered group had been fighting against foreign troops in Afghanistan.

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