Our troops are ready to eliminate terrorists before reaching their nefarious designs, says Ulumi
By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: In an attempt to honor sacrifices of the security forces in war on terror, a number legislators, civil society members and citizens donated their blood to Afghan troops who have sustained injuries in fight against militants.
The blood donation campaign kicked off in Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan Hospital by famous singer and activist Farhad Darya. ‘Your blood our honor soldier’ was the theme of the campaign.
The Interior Minister Noor-ul-Haq Ulumi, the Interior Ministry spokesman, spokesman for the Defense Ministry, lawmakers and civil society members were participants of the event on Sunday.
Lauding the attempt, the Interior Minister told the event that the enemies of Afghans try to kill innocent people and disrupt security in the country but the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) are well capable of defending the country bravely. “The security forces are ready to eliminate terrorists before they target the innocent people,” he assured.
Also present at the event, the Ground Forces Commander, General Murad Ali Murad, said the citizens by launching the blood donation campaign delivered the message to the security forces that they have strong support of the leadership and the common masses. “Military operations are ongoing against militants countrywide and our troops are successful in their mission,” he said.
On the same occasion, Farhad Darya said giving negative response to the nation, which is ready to achieve peace at the value of their sons’ blood, is against Islam and is unjust. “We have failed to achieve peace because there is no clear definition of friends and foes,” he said. “I hope the government leaders pay serious attention in this regard as the nation is not interested to see their troops sacrificed in a vague war,” he added.
Darya said peace will not be achieved through violence; it needs dialogues and negotiations. “We are the nation that has been victorious in war against world powers. But now this is the time to become peace heroes instead of war heroes,” he added.
Representative of civil society organizations, Bari Salam, said the campaign was launched to show that civil society members and the people are standing besides the security forces and are supporting them. “Our troops are defining the country and our soil by fighting. We are defending the country by donating our blood to the soldiers,” he concluded.