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Statement of Afghan Journalists on the Murder of Our Colleague Ahmad Sardar and His Family

د خبرېال احمد سردار او کورنۍ په اړه ېې د افغان خبريالانو اعلامیه

جمعه، د وري لومړۍ نيټه، ۱۳۹۳، کابل
یو ځل بيا د افغانستان د رسنيو کورنی په یوې دردونکي پېښې کې د خپل یو فعال غړي په ضایعه وير کوي.
په سيرينا هوټل د طالبانو د پنجشبې په ډارن او وحشي برېد کې د ېو شمېر نورو بې ګناه ملکېانو تر څنګ یو وتلی او نامتو افغان خبرېال احمد سردار، ميرمن او دوه ماشومان ېې په شهادت ورسېدل، او درېم ماشوم ېې سخت ټپي شوو.
که څه هم افغان خبريالان نه ستړې کيدونکي هڅې کوي چې په سختو حالاتو کې د خپلو راپورونو په ورکولو کې بې طرفه پاته شي خو له دې سره سره بېا هم داسې بوږنوونکي پيښې رامنځته کيږي.

په دې پيښه کې طالبانو قصدا او په بې رحمۍ ملکيان د خپل بريد هدف وګرځول او د ډوډۍ خوړلو په مهال ېې په ښځو او ماشومانو وويشتل.
د طالبانو داسې بريدونه په هېڅ وجه د منلو وړ نه دي او له داسې وحشي بريدونو ېې موخه د رسنېو پام ځانته اړول او د افغانانو تر منځ ترهه خورول دي.
د دې لپاره د افغانستان د خبريالانو کورنۍ په ګډه دې پريکړې ته رسېدلې چې د ۱۵ ورځو لپاره به د طالبانو اړوند خبرونه نه خپروي او د طالبانو د ترهې د خپرولو څخه به ډډه کوي.
موږ له طالبانو هم په دې اړه د توضیحاتو غوښتونکي چې له نږدې څخه د بې ګناه ماشومانو ويشتل څنګه توجیح کيږي.
موږ د خپل همکار او د هغه د درنې کورنۍ اروا ته لاس په دوعا یوو.

د افغان خبريالانو راټولېدنه
سردار محمد داودخان روغتون
کابل


Statement by Afghan journalists
On the Martyrdom of our colleague Sardar Ahmad and his family
Friday, March 21, 2014
Kabul
Once again, the journalism family in Afghanistan mourns the loss of one of its active members in a tragic incident.
In the Taliban’s cowardly attack on Serena Hotel on Thursday, which resulted in the murder of several innocent civilians, Sardar Ahmad, an experienced and renowned Afghan journalist, as well as his wife and two children were martyred. Sardar’s third child was wounded and remains in critical condition.
This incident comes despite the fact that Afghan journalists have assiduously tried to remain neutral in their coverage amid difficult circumstances.
In this attack, the Taliban deliberately and ruthlessly targeted civilians, shooting women and innocent children around the dinner table.
The Taliban carry out such attacks, which can never be justified, solely for the purpose of news-coverage and projecting terror among Afghan citizens. Therefore, the journalism family in Afghanistan, in a collective decision, has decided to boycott coverage of news related to the Taliban for a period of 15 days, refraining from broadcasting any information that could further the Taliban’s claimed purpose of terror. We also ask the Taliban for an explanation of how they justify the shooting from a close-range of innocent children.
We pray for the soul of our respected colleague and his beloved family.

The gathering of Afghan journalists
Sardar Mohamed Daud Hospital
Kabul

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    This is certainly an interesting strategy that Afghan journalists are using in response to terrorist attacks carried out...
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    This is powerful
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