Members of People’s Peace Movement arrived in Khinjan district in Baghlan province on Friday in their barefoot walking journey to the northern Balkh province.
The peace activists started their journey from Kabul to Balkh 14 days ago to pass on the peace message to people in the north of the country.
They have met with many people on their way. Some have joined them in their journey.
“We will spend the night here in Khinjan (district). Tomorrow (on Saturday), we will decide that at when we will head to Doshi district and then we will go to Pul-e-Khumri City, the provincial center of Baghlan province,” said Bismillah Watandost, a spokesman for the movement.
“I feel pain in my feet. The way was bad. But I will walk until peace comes to my country,” Abdul Habib, member of the peace movement.
A number of people who have joined the movement on the way said they will accompany the activists to Balkh and will raise their voices for peace.
“I joined them in Salang and will accompany them to Balkh,” said Abdul Razaq, a resident of Salang district.
“Although the way is not good, but we will walk up to Mazar-e-Sharif city to pass on the message to the people that we should live in peace,” said Aminullah Wardak, member of the movement.
The movement first started their journey from southern Helmand province to Kabul. After walking 38 days, they arrived in Kabul and held sit-in protests outside a number of political missions including embassies of US, Russia, Iran, UK, Pakistan and EU office in Kabul.