We commemorate the anniversary of the withdrawal of former Soviet Union's troops from Afghanistan, at a time when our country is once again the battlefield of regional and supra-regional powers and is struggling to survive. Although the secret of our victory in the difficult years of jihad and struggle against the most powerful force of that time was the commitment, will, faith, self-sacrifice and resistance of the people against the common enemy — unfortunately, today, the hands of regional and trans-regional enemies have penetrated the fabric of our country to such an extent that we are witnessing the collapse of social, economic, spiritual and political virtues of our country daily. Under oppression, discrimination, terror and internal repression with the help of foreign backers, our people are experiencing a new round and kind of external invasion and aggression.
The National Resistance Front believes that the resistance for freedom and independence will continue until our enemies' visible and invisible hands are cut off and justice and lasting peace is achieved.
To honour this day, we offer our prayers for the martyrs and congratulate the brave nation on this historic day.