The Just Stance Of Islamic Emirate Regarding Lasting Peace In The Country
01 March 2016
By Al-Ikhwah Al-Mujahidun
Recently, a research conference was convened by Pugwash (an international
organization) in Doha, the capital of Qatar on 23-24 January 2016 to find
solutions for the sufferings of our beloved country. The official stance of
the Islamic Emirate containing 14 pages was delivered to the participants by a
high level delegation of the Political Office of the Islamic Emirate.
Following points are noteworthy in the statement:
The fundamental factor behind nearly four decade tragedy of the country is the
foreign interferences and invasions. War is imposed on us and we believe that
problems could not be resolved by use of force and fighting. The end of
occupation and establishment of an Islamic system is the lofty objective of
the Islamic Emirate. Establishment of official venue for the Islamic Emirate;
removal of blacklist and prize list; release of prisoners and ending poisonous
propaganda are among the preliminary steps needed for peace.
Islamic Emirate considers it its obligation, on the call of its faith and
conscious, to serve the Afghan people. The Islamic Emirate is committed to
civil activities; to freedom of speech and to women's rights in the light of
Islamic rules, national interests and values.
It considers it its responsibility to provide to the sons of the nation access
to education and protect and construct national installations and assets of
public benefit. The Islamic Emirate supports all projects of public benefit
including the TAPI project which is aimed at achieving advancement of the
country, well-being and prosperity of the people. We want good relations with
the world on the basis of mutual respect.
The statement released by the officials of Pugwash organization at the end of
the meeting has not only showed consent with the courageous stance of Islamic
Emirate rather they considered the demands of Islamic Emirate essential for
true peace. For example, the statement says:
Peace is an urgent need. Decades of war have been imposed on
The sovereignty of Afghanistan and the desired peace and
stability will ultimately be achieved via political cooperation…………
Foreign troops must eventually leave Afghanistan
Outside forces should not control the politics of
Blacklists should be eliminated and freedom of movement
should be guaranteed……
All agreed that the Taliban should have an office and an
The protection of civilians and an end to civilian
casualties are shared goals and high priorities……
Afghanistan should have an Islamic government. The present
constitution needs to be changed. A fundamental concern is that any
constitution should ensure there will be no monopoly of power and no
discrimination against people with different religions and backgrounds
Protection of public properties such as schools, medical
facilities, and the country's infrastructure is essential. People who commit
crimes against them should be prosecuted.
All sides share the desire for future engagement with the
outside world, and welcome good relations and cooperation with the
international community based on mutual respect…..
Influential Afghan personalities, politicians and
representatives of different countries participated in the meeting. The just
and courageous stance portrayed by Islamic Emirate regarding lasting peace in
the country was appreciated and considered as an important step towards
resolution of the several-decades long Afghan issue.
Now, it is up to the world especially the other party of the
conflict to show extent of their commitment to peace and how positively they
respond to the demands and views of this international community and