Refection of RAWA Press Release in Pakistani Press
RAWA asks Pakistan to withdraw Taliban recognition
The Frontier Post, Frebruary 29, 2000
PESHAWAR - The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) has welcomed the government proposal to close down the various offices of the Afghan Mujahideen in Pakistan. According to a press release issued here on Monday, the RAWA said that they had been terming all Afghan fundamentalist parties as criminal, and treacherous, and without any footing among the masses. From Gulbadin to Rabbani, from Sayyaf to Khalili, all were the sworn enemies of the Afghan nation whose hands were stained with the blood of some of the best sons of the soil. If the government of Pakistan wanted to do a favour to the Afghan nation, it must not only close down the infamous offices but put the criminals on trial as they had committed most heinous crimes in Peshawar, Quetta and other parts of Pakistan.
The documents of the cases of murder, torture and kidnapping filed against these terrorists and drug-barons, were there with the concerned authorities of Pakistan such as the ISI and Afghan commissionerate, RAWA added. Although the Taliban did not get the opportunity to engage in terrorist acts as their Jehadi brothers did, there was no difference between the two. The RAWA claimed that the Taliban had imprisoned their people, especially women, in the name of Islam and Shariah under the shadow of guns. It said that the government of Pakistan should not only close down their offices but it should also end their recognition. The RAWA would welcome Pakistan's decision to declare the recognition of the Taliban regime as null and void. The RAWA further observed that the representatives of the Dostum party also deserved to be brought to justice.
However, it said that Pakistan should differentiate between the murderous groups and non-fundamentalist parties. It would be a step in the right direction if Pakistan investigated against Sibghatullah Mujaddidi in connection with the US $ ten millions he got from Nawaz Sharif. It was an amount from the Pakistani tax payers for the people of Afghanistan. The Pakistan government should probe into the matter and discover as to where the money went. It was said that Mujadidi had distributed the amount among his family members. The RAWA further said that Pakistan should strengthen its friendship with the people of Afghanistan and not with the medieval-minded murderers.
RAWA welcomes closure of Afghan groups offices
NNI, Frebruary 28, 2000
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Afghanistans women human rights group Sunday welcomed government of Pakistans decision to close down offices of all Afghan parties including Taliban in the country.
Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) said that all Afghan groups have committed heinous crimes in Peshawar, Quetta and other places in Pakistan.
"It is not suffice to close down their offices but Pakistan should end recognition to Islamic Emirate and let the world know that there is no room for an inhuman misogynist and fascist in the guise government in Afghanistan," the RAWA said in a statement.
It said RAWA would welcome a decision of Pakistan to declare the recognition of the Taliban regime as null and void. "Pakistan should prove its friendship with the people of Afghanistan and not with their medieval-minded murders.
RAWA welcomes move to close Afghan groups offices
The New, Frebruary 28, 2000
ISALAMABAD: The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) has welcomed the decision of the government of Pakistan to close down offices of all Afghan parties including those of Taliban in Pakistan.
A press release issued by Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) states that the association has reiterated its stance on numerous occasions that no Afghan party has considerable footing among the masses.
The press release also calls upon the government of Pakistan to prosecute various Afghan leaders for committing crimes inside Pakistan and probe the allegations of corruption against them.
The association has asked Pakistan's government to support democracy and women's rights in Afghanistan.