Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Handicapped Afghans Urge Real Peace-Bringing

Handicapped Afghans Urge Real Peace-Bringing

KABUL - Hundreds of people, who lost limbs to the decades-long war in Afghanistan, on Sunday urged the warring sides to enter a peace deal.
More than 400 individuals who had been disabled during the war held a gathering organized by the “Peace Corps of Afghan Disabled”, (PCAD), in Kabul.
The attendees raised slogans “peace is beautiful, we hate war, long live peace, curse on war, peace guarantees human dignity and social justice, and we want peace.”
A number of civil and social activists with Afghan Peacebuilding Caravan, also demanded peace and cessation of the war.
A PCAD official, Farhad Azim Maroof, said people of Afghanistan suffered from the more than four decades old war seeing thousands of casualties and disabilities.
He added people who lost body parts to the war had gathered here today to work for peace so their fellow citizens avoid the pain they suffered from.
Massoud Safi, another member, said they wanted to show to the world that the people of Afghanistan were tired of the war.
“It’s seems today that all people hate war and eagerly awaiting peace and prosperity.”
Ending their gathering, the disabled individuals issued a seven-point article, calling on the government, politicians, tribal elders, and local authorities to create ‘a real peaceful environment.’
It urged all insurgents groups, politicians and warmongers to stop fighting in order to prevent civilians from being killed and maimed and resolve their conflict and disputes.
They also vowed to closely monitor the entire peace process and try to negotiate and invite armed groups to the parlays. (Pajhwok)