|Photo courtesy of the PRT|
The elders stated the only way to end the war was for Afghan President Hamid Karzai to summon a giant shura of all religious scholars and have them settle everything from the war, to laws to be implemented, to what to do with aid and soldiers from all over the world. They were upset that in nine years of his reign President Karzai has done nothing like this.
When a leading PRT member said he hope to start a shura with the elders, PRT, and local Taliban to achieve peace the elders dismissed the PRT's proposal as pointless. A peace shura can "only come from Karzai."
The elders did state they would appreciate PRT support for their clinic. The elders said ,"Just a few days ago a woman died giving birth to a son because there was no medicine. The doctor has left because there is no money to pay him. Give us medicine and money for a doctor. Anything else you give us the Taliban will take and punish us for accepting gifts from you."