HERAT CITY: Former jihadi leader Mohammad Ismael Khan emphasized on the pullout of foreign forces from Afghanistan and asked the people of Herat province to be united for peace and stability in the country.
Addressing a mammoth gathering to mark the historic revolt of the people of Herat province on this day twenty years back against then communist regime, Ismael Khan said peace and stability should return to the country in a way that there was no more fighting and bloodshed.
The Herat uprising turned violent when the then government resorted to airstrikes and firing against protesters, which resulted in the killing of innocent people, including women.
“We want the last foreign soldier to leave Afghanistan so Afghanistan become an independent country where all its people can live in an environment of mutual respect and establish a government which provides justice to all.”
Former jihadi leader Mohammad Ismael Khan asked the people to stand united for peace and stability the way they stood united during the Jihad.
Governor Abdul Qayum Rahimi read out a message from the president and said the president had asked the people of Herat to stand by the government that way they did in the past.
Rahimi said foreign countries benefited from the ongoing bloodshed in Afghanistan and asked the Taliban to reconcile with the government. (Pajhwok)