A number of Kabul residents and civil society activists on Saturday staged a rally on Airport Road, lauding the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) performance in fighting anti-government elements and maintaining law-and-order in the war-ravaged country.
The activists and residents of the capital city walked along Airport Road and handed out flowers to the security forces. They said insurgent groups should lay down their arms and join the peace process in Afghanistan’s hour of need.
“Where should we raise the voice that people want peace,” challenged the rally participants.
“We want to get our message out through theater and music,” said Samai Daraee, a civil society activist, told TOLOnews.
“Our message is that Afghanistan can have an environment full of peace, kindness, unity and acceptance,” he added.
Head of Kabul’s PD9, Abdul Rauf Uruzgani, stressed the need for people’s cooperation with the security forces, saying that it will go a long way in helping them.
“We cannot do anything without the support and help of the people. This is the people that help in maintaining security in the country,” he added.
The rally comes as the capital city and several other parts of the country have witnessed a spike in violence over the past few weeks – which has caused growing concern among citizens; with many even fleeing the country.
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