World Bulletin/News Desk
An Afghan warlord, General Abdul Rashid Dostum, has apologized for his policies that affected Afghan people in a negative way during the 1990’s civil war.
The leader of the National Islamic Movement of Afghanistan has released a press statement on Monday after applying for presidency. First of its kind, Uzbek General Dostum has said “There were many mistakes during the Afghan civil war. It is the time that we should apologize from the Afghan people who were sacrificed due to our policies. I am taking the first step, and apologize from the people who suffered from the violence and civil war in the country.”
Adding that “there was no white pigeon,” he urged other war lords to apologize to people. He also appealed not to let people suffer again.
General Dostum on Sunday filed nomination for the upcoming presidential elections and named as first vice-president to Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.
During the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan between 1979 and 1989, over 1.5 million people lost their lives, 1 million people became disabled and millions of others displaced.Last Mod: 07 Ekim 2013, 21:29