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Hazrat Ali warns Taliban against overrunning Dara-i-Nur

Hazrat Ali warns Taliban against overrunning Dara-i-Nur

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Sep 19, 2020 - 18:51

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Residents and Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon members held a gathering in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday, claiming the Talibaninfo-icon wanted to overrun more areas along with continuation of peace talks.

They claimed the Taliban rebels had freshly started their activities in Dara-i-Nur district, panicking local residents.

Wolesi Jirga member from Nangarhar Hazrat Ali warned the Taliban if they committed destructive activities in Dara-i-Nur district, they would face strong resistance from Pashai tribe.

The gathering was attended by tribal elders, civil societyinfo-icon activists and Pashai tribesmen who expressed their deep concerns over deteriorating security situation in the district.

Hazrat Ali said if the Taliban tried to capture Dara-i-Nur district, the tribesmen would not only drive them from Dara-i-Nur but also from other districts.

“I want to tell the Taliban to stay away from us. I will lead the uprising and drive you away from Dara-i-Nur and will chase you everywhere.”

The powerful lawmaker asked the government to create local army and local police forces in order to give the youth jobs and secure areas.

Other speakers said the government was not giving Pashai tribe its due rights as compared to other tribes. They said the Pashai tribe was denied its part in the government.

Tribal elder from Dara-i-Nur district Asifullah said not even a deputy minister post had been given to a Pashai tribesman.

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