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Religious scholars vow support to Rassoul

Religious scholars vow support to Rassoul

Mar 20, 2014 - 19:08

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Demanding greater say in government’s affairs, religious scholars who gathered in Kabul on Wednesday announced support to presidential candidate Zalmai Rassoul in the April 5 polls.

Speaking on the occasion, Maulviinfo-icon Qayamuddin said ulemainfo-icon guided people into choosing the right path and they could encourage them into participating in the upcoming elections.

The former official during Talibaninfo-icon’s regime said they wanted a kind of system where religious scholars had a vital role to play.

Qayamuddin said Dr. Rassoul team had promised establishing standard seminaries and upgrading the existing ones

In his address, Rassoul, a former foreign minister, said he regarded mosques as places of spiritual and social reforms and promised to economically support ulema if won the elections.

Ahmad Zia Massoud, Rassoul’s first-vice presidential candidate, said Afghanistaninfo-icon needed developed religious institutes to overcome reliance on Pakistaninfo-icon in this regard.

Massoud said every government in Afghanistan which lacked ulema support had failed to deliver.



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