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President hopeful of lasting peace in new year

President hopeful of lasting peace in new year

Mar 21, 2019 - 14:56

KABU (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Thursday termed the new solar yearinfo-icon as year of peace and said the government wanted a durable peace not the one which is vulnerable to further bloodshed.

Addressing a gathering in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, marking the New Year’s celebration the president said peace was as important as oxygen for Afghanistaninfo-icon.

Referring to the development in Afghanistan he said: “We want a durable peace in Afghanistan not the one which may threaten instability in the future.”

The president showed respect to the decision of the Independent Election Commission (IECinfo-icon) regarding delay in the presidential election but at the same time stressed on no further delay in polls.

“Poverty in Afghanistan is not acceptable for me. I don’t want to be the president in Afghanistan where few are milliner while most are living under the poverty line.”


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