President Karzai Congratulates Muslims on Eid ul Fitr
Publish Date: Aug 30, 2011
H.E. Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, offered the Eid prayer held at the mosque in the presidential palace this morning and congratulated Muslims on the auspicious occasion.
The President was joined in the prayer by senior government officials and respected national figures. Both the Vice Presidents, Head of the High Council for Peace, the Chief Justice, Senate Speaker, Jihadi Leaders, head of the National Council of Ulemma, military generals and officers as well as diplomatic representatives of the Islamic countries were among those who joined the prayer.
Speaking to the media following the prayer, the President congratulated Muslims around the world and Afghans everywhere on the occasion of Eid ul Fitr and wished them health, prosperity, peace and security.
Referring to the thirty years of war and destruction Afghanistan has been suffering, President Karzai said his country was still burning in the flames of the war and remembered and prayed for the soul of those who sacrificed their lives for their country.
The President once again called on the Taliban and those disaffected Afghans who have picked up guns for others to kill and destroy their own people and country and called upon them to give up violence and destruction and join peaceful life and help rebuild and prosper their country.
The President also called on the Taliban and all those who use and force little children into suicide bombings and attacks to stop such inhumane, un-Islamic and cruel acts.
President Karzai also called on this sacred day on Afghan youth to make every effort in gaining knowledge and education as this country can be built only and only by the ability and muscles of its own force.
The President joined by the Head of the High Peace Council turned in to their parents five of the eight would-be suicide bomber children who either turned themselves in prior to or detained before carrying out suicide attacks. For one other child who said can not return to his own area for either family or security reasons, was provided opportunity to study and the other two whose families could not be located yet, were freed from custody and provided safe shelter and protection until their families can be found.