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PublishDate: Sunday, October 14, 2012 18:17

President Karzai calls on Pakistan to fight terrorism

The letters have been addressed to the political and religious figures of Pakistan including Asif Ali Zardari President of Pakistan, Raja Parvez Ashraf Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif Leader of Pakistan’s Muslim League Party.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has written letters to top political and religious leaders in Pakistan, denouncing the Taliban attack on a Pakistani teenager who is promoting girls’ education and asking them to help battle extremism in both countries.

Presidential Palace media office following a statement said, “The President recalled in the letters that the attack on a girl-child means that the peoples in the region, particularly the nations on both sides of the Durand line face a dangerous enemy who seeks to doom the present and future of their people to darkness and ignorance, close schools and deprive them of religious studies and modern education.”

President Karzai said, similar attacks have been perpetuated since many years on both Afghan schools and students therefore the people of Afghanistan better understand the pain and suffering of Malala and see the attempt not only against her but also against all Afghan girls.

It is noted that Malala has been encouraging girls for education who herself was interested in learning, hence the attack on her is described a sign of dastardliness and an act against religion and culture of the two nations.

The President said that the voices and sorrows raised by the peoples of the two countries including political and national leaders signify that it is a deplorable event that requires serious attention.

President Karzai added, the voice that has been brought up against the tragedy must not be silenced, and both the sides are to fight, with strong and real resolve against terrorism and extremism through joint cooperation, so that children of Afghanistan and Pakistan could be saved from the oppression.

The letters have been addressed to the political and religious figures of Pakistan including Asif Ali Zardari President of Pakistan, Raja Parvez Ashraf Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif Leader of Pakistan’s Muslim League Party, Qazi Hussain Ahmed Former Ameer, Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan, Imran Khan Chairman of the Tehreek-e-Insaf Pakistan, Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain President of the Pakistan Muslim League (Q), Mahmood Khan Achakzai Leader and Chairman of the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party, Esfandyar Wali Khan President of the Awami National Party, Maulana Fazel Rehman President of the Assembly of Islamic Clerics, Maulana Samiulhaq Director and Chancellor of Pakistan’s Darul uloom, Muhammad Afzal Khan Lala Senior Member of National Awami Party, Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao Head of Pakistan Peoples Party (Sherpao), Altaf Hussain Leader of the Muttahida Quami Movement, Baloch leaders- Sardar Ataullah Mengal, Mir Hasel Khan Bezanjo and Talal Akbar Bugti.

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