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Mazari believed in democratic system, says president

Mazari believed in democratic system, says president

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Mar 04, 2016 - 14:42

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani said on Friday Abdul Ali Mazari was martyred for his struggle to bring democracy to Afghanistaninfo-icon and he did not want the repetition of history.

In a video message, the president told a gathering marking Mazari’s 21st death anniversary in Kabul that the Wehdat-i-Islami leader believed in social justice and a democratic government.

Mazari was captured and killed by the Talibaninfo-icon south of Kabul city in March 1994.

 Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah, his two deputies, Cabinet ministers, lawmakers, heads of political parties and followers of Mazari attended the anniversary.

President Ghani said Mazari had a special respect for womeninfo-icon and their role in the societyinfo-icon as he believed the women could play a vital role in the country’s political sphere.

“Afghanistan is the country of every Afghan and every citizen should play an active political role,” the president said, adding the Constitution held no one superior over others and helped the Afghans end their differences and to work for a bright future of the country.

He asked the people to get maximum advantage of the opportunities at hand and work hard to earn a bright future for their children.

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