Taliban urge NATO not to demolish installations
28 July, 2012
KABUL: Taliban on Friday criticized NATO decision to demolish their installations in Afghanistan after withdrawal and said the installations were erected by spending the money collected in the name of Afghans.
In a statement the Taliban Islamic Emirate said, "The withdrawal of the occupants is a positive step but demolishing their installations has no justification. These installations are the property of Afghanistan, as it was erected on their soil and on the money collected in the name of Afghans."
Declaring the NATO decision of demolishing their installations against all the principles, it said, "The Islamic Emirate condemns it and urge the occupational forces and their allies to stop this cruelty against the Afghan nation. "They were raising the hollow slogans of reconstruction but now demolishing the installations constructed at a cost of Afghan nation's money in front of the entire world.
Is this reconstruction or re-destruction? Their task is to destroy everything. They came with destruction and now go with destruction.
The Kabul puppet administration spent 10 years in the service of the occupational force and still continuing. But they have no importance for the invaders to give them a few bases. Is this the reward of the 10 year slavery?"
Taliban also urged the Afghan government to cooperate with nation in the ouster of foreign forces.
Media reports suggested NATO has decided to demolish their installations in Afghanistan after pullout in 2014. According to reports NATO also signed a $58 million deal with a foreign company for demolition of their installations.
However, Afghan government also opposed the NATO decision and said a joint commission of NATO and Afghan government would discuss the issue.