All efforts on card to quell insurgents’ peril: Ghani
By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghanihas said that all efforts are on table to quell threat of insurgents in the upcoming year. President Ghani during inauguration of parliament session after winter recess on Monday has warned that those Taliban insurgents who don’t want pace would suffer utter defeats.
“Our message is clear for those insurgent outfits who don’t want peace, that there is a strong intention of victory against the ongoing war,” Ghani said.
He added, “we don’t let a number of unintentional mercenaries to pose threat to the future of Afghanistan through receiving orders from their masters.”
“Afghan security forces would stand strong and committed against them,” president Ghani said, referring in fight against all types of irregular warfare, terrorism and insurgency.
He added, “beside military operations, the Afghan government would also keep open peace door for those seduced youths who to sever ties with insurgent groups through joining the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation process.”
Moreover, the president hinted toward security challenges, and said that probably security hurdles won’t be less than last year.At the same time, he said that all efforts on table to downhill security problems to a significant level at the end of the year.
He added, “not only Islamic State, aka Daesh terrorists—also other foreign terrorist groups, who use our soil for inside and outside terrorist activity, but those Taliban insurgents, who are hell-bent on destroying our country and still at business of curly killing our people are the enemies of Afghan masses.”Fortunately, the Afghan masses have already defined their friends and foes, he said.
Pointing toward delay in holding of parliamentary elections, the President said that the government is committed to carry out fair and free election nationwide. Beside that the president insisted that won’t let anyone including himself to interfere in the election process.
Likewise, Speaker of the Wolesi Jirga or (Lower House) of the Parliament, Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi expressed his deepest concern over delay in parliamentary election, lamenting over growing of insecurity across the country. He called on the government to properly stand ready to put down enemies threat in the coming spring offensive. Moreover, he urged the government to take strong steps to run free and fair elections throughout the country.