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 Badakhshan elders averse to local militia

Pajhwok
11/19/2012
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KABUL - Tribal leaders have opposed the creation of a local militia in the remote northeastern province of Badakhshan, President Hamid Karzai’s office said on Sunday.

At a meeting with the elders, Karzai also discussed the upcoming elections, the peace process, political stability and capacity-building of the Afghan National Army.

Religious scholars from different districts of the province shared their views with the president on issues of national importance, a statement from the Presidential Palace said.

The tribal leaders expressed strong opposition to the creation of the local militia and instead called for increasing the strength of the Afghan Army.

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