Afghan Ulemas angrily reacts at Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman’s remarks

Maulana-Fazal-ur-Rehman-visits-KabulThe Ulema Council of Afghanistan angrily reacted at the remarks of a prominent Pakistani religious cleric and politician Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman who had claimed that the peace in Afghanistan would not be achievable as long as the foreign forces have presence in the country.

However, spokesman for the Afghanistan Ulema Council, Mohammad Qasim Halimi, told RFE/RL that the remarks of Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman consisted full of enmity and hatred.

He insisted that the remarks by Maulana Fazal follows despite the majority of the foreign forces have left the country.

Halimi further added that the ongoing war in Afghanistan is against the Afghan nation and not against the foreign forces.

According to Halimi, Maulana Fazal has a history in supporting the Taliban against the legitimate government of Afghanistan.

Fazal is a pro-Taliban Pakistani political leader who had endorsed the Taliban extremism in Afghanistan, calling it a legitimate war against the foreign forces.

The remarks by Fazal-ur-Rehman were followed after a meeting with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani who visited Pakistan on a two-day state visit shortly after taking office as the new President of Afghanistan. -KP


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  1. After Trump win, USA is on a shaky ground as Trump is facing many challenges from political rivals. In such situation, US will not be in a decisive position on international affairs. Since US is a major player in Afghanistan security, there may be a status quo or may be room for other players like China and Russia.
    In any case, unless Afghanistan strengthens its own forces who are capable of taking care of its borders, there will be no stability.
    Further, Pakistan feels that instability and poverty in Afghanistan is in its interest. Hence will never allow Afghanistan to settle down and progress. So whether they want or do not want, Afghans may need to be prepared for a long war with Pakistan and its proxys. Creation of Greater Pashtunistan and Balochistan may be a solution. In whatever situation, impact on Afghanistan will be severe in the short term. Other than the disintegration of Pakistan, it appears there is no solution for the terror problem in this part of the world.

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