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Afghan j Irga

Afghan j Irga

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Published by Qissa Khwani
statement adopted by two-day Afghan National Jirga held in Peshawar on May 29-30, 2012.
statement adopted by two-day Afghan National Jirga held in Peshawar on May 29-30, 2012.

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Published by: Qissa Khwani on Jun 10, 2012
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English translation (from Pashto) of the
DeclarationAdopted by two-day Afghan National Jarga held in Peshawar onMay 29-30, 2012.
Though the Afghan land has experienced wars since very long butthe present war fought for the last decades by state and non-statactors, supported from abroad has led to the killings of millions of Afghans, leaving million wounded and displaced, and their propertiesdestroyed.It has left very negative and severe impact on political, economic,cultural and social lives of the Afghans on both sides of Durand Line.Some of these negative cruel, dirty and intolerable acts have tarnishedthe image of the Afghan culture and religion in the world.The afghan land, a land of peace and dialogues, is witnessing blood-shed and homicide and the whole area has been converted into a dumpof explosives and ammunition.Millions of people lost their lives, millions of houses and the wholeinfrastructure destroyed, while millions of people, including children,women and elderly displaced and forced to live away from their homelands in miserable conditions. The prevailing sanctity andrespect of masque, hujra, ulema, women and elders in the Afghansociety has also been damaged.Pushtoon were portrayed as terrorists who are basically enlightened,tolerant and moderate or were exploited by outsiders for their ulterior motives. So they were both killed and also taunted.On the other hand, those external powers who are involved in thisconflict are internally experiencing sever economic, political and
social crisis and are under immense internal pressure for peaceful its peaceful settlement.
Therefore this two-day Afghan National Jarga calls upon allinternal and external sides to the conflict to:
Immediately declare a cease-fire and stop military operationsthroughout the region including FATA and resolve the conflictthrough negotiations and peaceful means;
Stop all sort of foreign interfere and instigation of violence inthe region;
Pakistan, Afghanistan and its neighboring countries should playthere positive role in creating conducive environments for andfacilitating the intra-afghan dialogue and they should extendthere all out support to this drive;
Calls upon the developed and prosperous nations to generouslycontribute and jump start reconstruction, rehabilitation anddevelopmental programs in the war-ravaged areas of Pushtoon-Afghans lands for alleviating poverty and overcoming backwardness and bringing them on a par with the developedareas of the region;
It is demanded that not only foreign intervention in the internalaffairs of the Afghans be immediately stopped but also theforeign troops be withdrawn according to the alreadyannounced agreement and road map;
All parties to the Afghan conflict should develop a jointmechanism for the promotion and monitoring of these peace processes.G.In light of the UN Sponsored tripartite agreements, the AfghanRefugees in Pakistan should not be maltreated.
To achieve its objectives the Jirga decides that

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