AT-KABUL: The ex-President Hamid Karzai, President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah prayed Fatiha for departed souls of the victims of natural disasters in Afghanistan.
Hamid Karzai prayed that may Allah Almighty rest the deceased souls in eternal peace. He extended his condolences to families of the victims of floods and avalanches in Panjshir, Parwan, Bamiyan, Laghman, Nangarhar, Badghis, Nuristan, Ghor and other parts of country.
According to a statement issued by the Presidential Palace, President Ghani and CEO Abdullah also offered Fatiha for the departed souls. They offered their heartfelt condolences to families of the victims.
The prayer ceremony was also attended by the president’s special representative for reforms and good governance Ahmad Zia Massoud, Speaker of Wolesi Jirga Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi and other government officials.
Following that avalanches and floods killed 286 people across the country, the bulk of them in Panjshir province last week, President Ghani on Saturday announced three days of national mourning.