Summary of the Statement by Representatives of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan given in Pugwash Conference (23-25 Jan, 2016) in Doha, the Capital City of Qatar.

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The fundamental factor behind nearly four decades tragedies of the country is the foreign interferences, invasions, selfishness and incompetence of internal (Afghan) rulers. The invasion of 2001 ushered in many tragedies and issues for the Afghan people which are well-known and still continue. These issues could not be resolved by the use of force.

The Islamic Emirate has started Jihad for obtainment of righteous  and lofty goals rather than for any material gains. War is its necessity not a choice. The Islamic Emirate is committed to peace when its goals for which it has started Jihad,  are met, i.e. the end of occupation and establishment of independent Islamic system.

Peace should not be used as an instrument for achievement of one’s political, personal and party objectives. Unfortunately, foreigners and the Kabul Administration are (now) engaged in these activities and do not have a real intention for peace.

Some preliminary steps should be taken prior to starting peace because without them, progress towards peace is not feasible. 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. Peace is viable only when practical ways of peace are identified and assessed.

The Political Office of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is the only authorized and responsible entity assigned by the Islamic Emirate to carry out talks. Issues pertaining foreigners, particularly USA, should be directly discussed between the Islamic Emirate and USA but as to issues pertaining the Afghans, the Islamic Emirate believes, the Afghans have preparedness and capability to resolve these issues themselves.

Islamic Emirate considers it its obligation– as required by its faith and conscious–to serve the Afghan people. The Islamic Emirate is committed to civil activities; to the freedom of speech and to the 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 benefits. 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.

Our Jihad is focused on ending the occupation and bringing about Islamic system. We do not want to interfere in others affairs, nor do we use our soil to harm others, nor allow others to interfere in our affairs. We want good relations with the world on the basis of mutual respect. The Islamic Emirate is not against international laws which are not contrary to Islamic rules and our national interests and values.

To end, we urge the public of the world to stand by the Afghan people and the Islamic Emirate in their cause for restoration of independence of the country. The invaders should leave the country and give the Afghan people opportunity to determine their fate themselves; avoid futile propaganda; give the Islamic Emirate right to have its voice and last but not least, to talk directly with the Islamic Emirate for resolution of issues and alleviation of concerns.

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Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad. She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.

About Carol Anne Grayson

Blogging for Humanity.... Campaigner/researcher global health/human rights/drones/WOT/insurgency http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/PO/experts/Health_and_Wellbeing.aspx Exec Producer of Oscar nominated documentary Incident in New Baghdad, currently filming on drones.
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