Professor Rabbani was a brave man, who did not hesitate to risk his own life in the search for a better future for all Afghans. Minister Stanekzai, too, is an outstanding Afghan patriot who has worked tirelessly for reconciliation. It is clear that the organisers attacked what they feared most - peace. For they know that the creed of hatred and oppression which they represent will always be contrary to the free will of the Afghan people. My condolences go to the victims, family and friends of all those killed and wounded in this attack.
An end to the fighting is the main aim of the Afghan people. Peace and reconciliation is at the top of our agenda. All those who are not affiliated with international terrorist networks and Al- Qaida can come to their homes. We will welcome them if they stop the killing of our brothers.
One of the peace messages of the late HPC chairman:
Let’s put a full stop to the carnage and, instead, choose to be on the side of peace and prosperity. Let’s help make Afghanistan free of foreign interference, and let’s write our destiny with our own hands.