The Chief Executive: We do not like war and conflict but in case of occurrence, we will defend our country

The Chief Executive of the National Unity Government met with members of the provincial council, elders and influential people of Khost province and families of the martyrs who lost their lives defending the national sovereignty.

At the meeting, the elders of Khost and a number of influential of Zazai Arub district thanked the Chief Executive for his cooperation with addressing their needs.

Khost elders said that a few days ago, Pakistani military forces moved forward Afghanistan’s land about a half kilometer from Durand border, but they faced with resistance of the Afghan military forces, which resulted in martyrdom of two civilians and wounding three others. These elders say they are ready to defend their country, but they have little equipment available. They also called for creation of a border battalion in Khost to deal with border threats and terrorist groups.

The Chief Executive, while appreciating patriotism of the elders and people in Khost and Paktia, said: "The people and the government of Afghanistan do not like controversy and unrest, but when necessary, they defend their territory and deal with the enemies of Afghanistan.”

The Chief Executive added that he would raise the issue of creating a border battalion in Khost in the Security Council and would follow it.

The elders and members of the provincial council of Khost asked the Chief Executive for building roads and hospital in the province. They also noted that, while helping the martyrs' family, a minaret should be built in honor of the martyrs who defended their homeland.

The Chief Executive promised that he would raise the issue of road and hospital for the province at the extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers held that day, and would direct the relevant institutions to build a minaret called after the martyrs’ name.