Elements pressing on violence to face nation’s stern response: Ghani

Monitoring Desk

KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday said that war was not the way resolved crisis and those who wanted to continue with conflict would be faced with unforgiving reaction of the nation.

The president dubbed peace as the urgent need of society and added all portions of the society had developed a mutual consensus on honorable peace and stability in the country. He was addressing at Presidential Palace to mark Nawroz, the first day of the New Solar year.

The president termed peace, administrative reforms and election as government priorities and added other major developments would take place in the New Year and hope that it would bring progress and stability to the country. Ghani said the masses developed consensus over administrative reforms besides peace and said the New Year would call education years.

Reforms in the civilian and military services would continue and the state institutions would become younger, he added.

The process of hiring, he said, was underway through the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Services Commission (IARCSC) and every Afghan should believe that education and qualification were the only principles of hiring.

Referring to the conduct of polls on the already declared date, he told the masses: “Evaluate the performance of your representatives in Wolesi Jirga and give them the marks and expected the same from the lower house.” Ghani called on people to fully participate in the upcoming Wolesi Jirga and district council election.”

He said reforms in the security institutions were underway and the nation would see the results soon.