Paktika inhabitants for all-encompassing peace policy

Create: 06/29/2015 - 09:01

1. Tribal elder Gulzada Hamidi:
Weary of the ongoing proxy war, the people desire to live with a sense of security. But a competent institution should be created to pursue an inclusive peace strategy.
2. Orgun resident Mohammadullah:
Influential tribal elders and neutral jihadi leaders be associated with the peace process. Simultaneously, talks should be held with the US on speeding up the campaign.
3. Religious scholar from Khairkot district Maulvi Yousaf Khan:
With the help of religious scholars, the insurgents could be brought to the negotiating table. At the same time, authorities should concentrate on enhancing public awareness.
4. Student Zahir Shah Zadran:
There has to be a clean institution with a viable policy to ensure lasting peace. If this suggestion is implemented, peace can be achieved in near future.
5. Shopkeeper Nazir:
The Afghans are fed up with this fratricidal war; they are convinced the main objective behind the conflict is to preserve the interests of outsiders, particularly Afghanistan’s neighbours. Every Afghan, therefore, has been stressing the need for peace and brotherhood.
6. Schoolteacher Saleh Mohammad:
War ravages homes and ruins cities, making life miserable for the people. For these reasons, Paktika dwellers firmly support efforts at peace and security.
7. Provincial council member Mobin Faqirzada:
The national unity government must prioritise peace and security. The Taliban must also renounce war. The government should embrace every Afghan ready for peace.
8. Tribal elder Gul Khan:
Peace is ordered by Allah. A life without peace is shorn of all satisfaction and development. Each Afghan is duty-bound to wean the warring factions to the peace process.
9. Local journalist Azizullah Bawari:
Despite all the hype, the peace process has yielded no result over the past few years. Peace is likely through talks, not with the Taliban, but with their foreign supporters. Right now the mediators are people who are practically, though clandestinely, involved in the conflict.