It is not surprising to see laborers and workers are killed by the Taliban militants and insurgents. Because, these militants do not distinguish between work
ers and armed soldiers and they target whoever works with the government and builds schools, roads, bridges, teaches Afghan children or raise their voices in support of security and peace.
On Tuesday, May 24, 2011, families of 12 workers in Panjwai district of southern province of Kandahar were grieved at the death of their loved ones and breadwinners who lost their lives in a roadside bombing conducted by the Taliban militants. 28 other workers were wounded. According to reports, eight of the injured were in a critical condition. This incident comes a week after more than 35 other workers were killed when the Taliban militants stormed a road construction company in the southeastern province of Paktia.
In the meanwhile, on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, president Karzai repeated his apparently moral advices to Taliban to join peace process, which they have rejected categorically and brazenly by increasing their assaults and terrorist activities. President Karzai was talking to a joint news conference with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Kabul. While urging the Taliban to renounce violence and take part in Afghanistan's reconstruction, Karzai said: "Nothing but historical notoriety can be gained from firing at your own countrymen."
Afghan people have heard this moral advice and humble voice of peace time and again but with no clear outcome. Afghan people are dying almost on daily basis in the hands of those cruel fringes whom president Karzai call as disgruntled brothers for the purpose of appeasement, which has not paid off and just emboldened the militants.
Now Afghan people would like to hear the president saying that he has the ability to protect them against the evil forces that are directed from other side of the borders. President Karzai needs to pay as much attention to the security and life of those who have elected, supported him, work to build the country and live peacefully as he cares about those who operate to destroy the country on the basis of a destructive ideology and played by foreign intelligence agencies.