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Kabul rally seeks UN probe into Professor Rabbanis murder.

KABUL, September 28, 2011 (Frontier Star): Showing no-confidence in government investigations into the assassination of former Afghan president Professor Burhanuddin Rabbani, participants of a rally in Kabul demanded of the United Nations to probe the incident. The pro-Rabbani rally led by former Afghan chief spy, Amrullah Saleh, started at 9:30 a.m. (local time) in Kolola Pushta area of Capital Kabul. Participants of the protest rally chanted slogans against Pakistan and Taliban, saying they had no confidence into investigations being conducted by Afghan government into the murder of Professor Rabbani. Amrullah Saleh, former chief of Afghan spy agency National Directorate of Security (NDS), and other organizers of the rally said they would not accept reconciliation with Taliban and other armed groups until people responsible for the string of killing are punished. A three-point resolution readout by the former Afghan spy chief in the rally said, We have no confidence in government investigations into Ustaad Rabbanis murder. We must say it was the handiwork of Talibans Quetta Shura. We demand of the UN to conduct investigations as they did into the killing of former Lebanese prime minister Rafique Harari. We will not accept talks and reconciliation with Taliban until and unless these killers are brought to justice. The protesters were also carrying placards inscribed with anti-Taliban and anti-ISI slogans. A poetaster Zabihullah told Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) that people, who allegedly showed negligence into the attack, should also be put on trial. There are people working in government but actually they are Taliban with necktie. They should be ousted from government and punished. People found guilty of negligence in to the murder of Rabbais murder must be arrested, he said. The protesters alleged that Pakistans spy agency was behind the murder and the United Nations should drag it to court of law. An official of UN office in Kabul told AIP on condition of anonymity that demand of UN probe should be moved through the Afghan government. The demand came after a spokesman of the probe commission and deputy spy chief Dr. Zia told a press conference last night in Kabul that serious investigations were ongoing and a man allegedly one of the planners of the attack was arrested. The High Peace Council chairman, Professor Burhanuddin Rabbani, was killed in a suicide attack in Kabul on Sept. 20.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Sep 28, 2011
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