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House-to-house peace campaign kicks off in Paktia

House-to-house peace campaign kicks off in Paktia

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Jun 02, 2018 - 15:39

GARDEZ (Pajhwok): The youth in southeastern Paktia province have launched a house-to-house and mosqueinfo-icon-to-mosque peace movement seeking reconciliation between the Talibaninfo-icon and the government.

The organizers and residents launched the campaign from a mosque in Tera area of Gardez, the provincial capital, to show the people are tired of the war and want to the massage reaches every single home.

Haji Wali Gul, a tribal elder, said peace was fundamental need of the Afghan nation and residents of every area should protect their areas and work honestly towards peace.

He said some foreign countries and circles were creating hurdles to peace in Afghanistaninfo-icon, urging the Taliban to take effective steps according to the country’s situation and join the reconciliation process.

“Misery comes in absence of peace and the Taliban and government should contact and hold direct talks because peace a divine order.”

Another inhabitant of Tera area, Noor Jan, commended the peace movement kicked off from their mosque and urged a positive response from the Taliban. He said the decade-long conflict had been imposed on Afghanistan.

“War in Afghanistan is over economy not Islam. Ulemainfo-icon and elders should work hard in this regard,” he remarked.

Meanwhile, Safiqullah Sahar, a civil societyinfo-icon activist, accused the United Nations (UN) and the international community of not discharging their responsibility about the peace process and thus the situation was deteriorating with passing each day.

Sahar said: “Both sides of the war are Muslims and the holy Quraninfo-icon says Muslims are brothers.”

An organizer of the movement Sahil Mangal said: “The aim of the movement is to voice for peace practically.” He said every person should work hard for peace.

He added in the decade-long conflict no side seemed victorious and therefore talks remained the only way out.

He informed they would extend their movement to other parts of the province and would share their demand for peace with people across the country.

Recently peace tents were erected in various provinces to urge the warring sides to enter a ceasefire, but the nascent movement failed to gain any fruitful result.

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