Analysts – Pajhwok Afghan News
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Participants in a roundtable organized by Pajhwok Afghan News and broadcast by Dunya-i-Naw radio station from Farah in western Farah province expressed satisfaction with the current situation in security in Afghanistan, affirming that Afghans should now work together for the development of their country.
The 35-minute roundtable, organized by Pajhwok Afghan News with financial support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Danish Embassy, was titled “Achieving Peace and Resolving Local Disputes”.
The religious scholar and tribal elder TazaGul Khan, civil society activist Eng.ZiauddinNoorzai and an elder from the Haji Amir Jan Agha tribe were the guests of the panel discussion.
TazaGul Khan, referring to the end of the war in Afghanistan, said the current situation is good for the Afghan people and should be used as a good opportunity.
During the war people were tired of attending many funerals, but now the war has stopped and there are no more killings now, he said.
He said it was important to listen to the views and suggestions of tribal elders, that all Afghans should tolerate each other.
Another participant, Ing. Ziahuddin Noorzai said, “We are optimistic about the future. Before there was war and we suffered a lot culturally. If the situation stays that way, we can make a lot of progress.
The countries that witnessed wars then grew into strong and developed nations and Afghanistan could also become a developed country.
He said efforts should be made to improve the country’s education system, which he said is vital for progress in various fields.
“There is no place to fuel violence in the country, peace has arrived and we must work together for the development of the country,” said another participant, Amir Jan Agha.
He said the current government should benefit from the advice of elders and empower educated young people to run affairs smoothly.