Armed opposition’s barbarism unforgettable: Karzai
Wed Jul 18, 2:02 pm
President Karzai says government’s effort to reconcile with armed groups doesn’t mean the government forgets the barbarity of the militants.
Addressing a ceremony marking the graduation ceremony of Afghan Police Officers, President Karzai said killing of innocent people, suicide attacks and killing of children and elders in Afghanistan would not be erased from the minds of Afghans.
“We want peace, but they must know that every murder and crime that they have committed will not be forgotten. Whoever the rebels are, whether from inside or outside the country, should know that they are responsible for their crimes,” Karzai told the ceremony held inside the Ministry of Interior Affairs.
Karzai’s statements come as the armed oppositions have not given a positive answer to the call of government for peace negotiations.
Pointing to the international commitments for Afghanistan, Karzai said, “Afghanistan has made its position in the world and is now moving towards progress and development.”
During his speech Karzai strongly hoped Afghanistan would become one of the powerful countries in the region.
“Our country is moving towards prosperity and will become one of the powerful countries in next 10 or 15 years both in the fields of development of infrastructure and security stability,” Karzai said urging the security forces to be keenly prepared to help shape the country’s future.
Praising the functions of police forces, Karzai called the graduation of new police officers vital for the country’s security, stability and prosperity.
President Karzai reiterated that the intelligence agencies of neighboring countries along with some insurgents groups don’t want our country to move towards progress and development.