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Pajhwok Afghan News, November 23, 2007

Ex-commanders warn of dire consequences if ignored

The meeting was attended by the former commanders of various Islamic parties including those of Burhanuddin Rabani, Abdur Rab Rasool Sayaf and Gen. Abdur Rashid Dustham.

By Abdul Matin Sarfaraz

Some 200 former Mujahideen commanders from the northeastern four provinces, in a meeting in Takhar province Thursday warned the government of dire consequences if they were not awarded their due place and rights.

Political analyst Qayum Babak: "Everyone knows that the government of Karzai has been very soft on the local commanders over the past six years, and this has encouraged them to try to regain their lost power," he said. "These commanders have taken advantage of Karzai's leniency, and have grown like a cancer. They will choke the life out of the Karzai government."
Institute for War & Peace Reporting, Sep.13, 2007

A former commander Maulavi Sirajuddin who now heads provincial council of Baghlan province while addressing the meeting said that they had been asking for the due rights and place for the former Mujahideen in the present set up.

He warned that if their demands were not met then the responsibility of any untoward incident would rest on the shoulders of the government.

Syed Ikramuddin, a former Mujahideen commander of Jamiat Islami in Takhar province told Pajhwok Afghan News that Mujahideen were being expelled from the government and the security situation had been deteriorating in the country.

"Commander Piram Qul took my two sons from my home last year. He killed them, put their bodies in a sack and dumped them in the river," he said , tears pouring down his cheeks.
Institute for War & Peace Reporting, Sep.13, 2007

He said that today's meeting also demanded the government to chalk out a joint strategy with us for the insecurity in the country.

He also asked for proper posts in government institutions for former Mujahideen.

"Today's meeting has also decided the formation of a council with the name of Peoples council (Da Khalko Shora) which in its monthly session would discuss the current affairs of the country," he added.

The meeting was attended by the former commanders of various Islamic parties including those of Burhanuddin Rabani, Abdur Rab Rasool Sayaf and Gen. Abdur Rashid Dustham.

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