Afghan peace official fired for calling Taliban ‘Angels of Peace’

Kabul, Jan 15 (IANS) An official of the Afghan High Peace Council was fired on Sunday for his controversial remarks calling the Taliban group ‘Angels of Peace.

Abdul Hakim Mujahid, adviser to the High Peace Council, was sacked for his remarks and insulting the national dignitaries and leaders, reports Khaama Press.

The Afghan government, strongly reacting to Mujahid’s remarks, on Saturday said the Afghan government was committed to freedom of expression but will not allow anyone to misuse the term ‘Angels of Peace’ for those who are killing the Afghan people, women, and children, and destroying sacred places and the country.

The President’s Office in ARG Palace said on Saturday that the terrorist groups were acting on instructions of the outsiders to conduct insurgency and destructive activities to take the country backwards and said the Afghan forces have the right to fight against such groups.

It also added that all dignitaries of the country must be respected and any insult to the national personalities and leaders will lead to discomfort among the people, insisting that such steps will never be acceptable and tolerable.

–IANS

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