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Ghani remarks boost morale of Afghan forces: Noor

Ghani remarks boost morale of Afghan forces: Noor

Apr 28, 2016 - 19:36

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The acting governor of northern Balkh province on Thursday said if President Ghani truly translated into action what he told a recent extraordinary sitting of the parliament, Afghanistaninfo-icon would be put on the path to prosperity.

Noor, also the chief executive of the Jamiat-i-Islamiinfo-icon party, was addressing a gathering marking the Mujahideeninfo-icon’s Victory Day in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of Balkh.

In his speech, Noor acknowledged mistakes of the mujahideen after their victory over the Soviet-backed communist regime.

He called April 27 (1978), when President Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan was murdered and his government overthrown, as “black day” and April 28 (1992), when the mujahideen forces overthrew Najibullah’s government, as the ‘victory of right over wrong.’

Noor conditionally called as ‘hope-giving’ President Ghani’s speech to the joint sitting of parliament, saying the president had resolved the issue of definition of enemy.

He said if the president’s remarks were not tactical and if truly acted upon, Afghanistan would be put on the path to prosperity.

He said such statements boosted the morale of the Afghan security forces and panicked the enemy.

The acting governor once again called on the people to support their national security forces. He called as ‘hypocrites’  individuals who ridiculed the Mujahideen’s Victory Day.

He said the April 28 brought independence to Afghanistan at the cost of two million lives and the people of Afghanistan stood against those ridiculing the martyrs.

Noor also criticized some media outlets, which he did not name, for giving equal importance to April 27 and April 28.

He said April 27 was the day of barbarism and April 28 was the victory of blood over sword, right over wrong, oppressed over cruel and Islam over communism.

Noor also acknowledged muhajideen committed some mistakes that led to bloodshed and betrayal.

Some unaware mujahideen and some elements disguised as mujahideen joined hands with foreign forces and earned a bad name to the victory and the new system, he said.

The governor said no one would be allowed to ignore the two million jihadinfo-icon martyrs and the migrationinfo-icon of six million people. He said unity existed among the Afghans in the past and as well as now.


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