Local officials, military commanders and a large number of people gathered in Dand district of the southern Kandahar province to explain fully support of the government peace process.

People of Daman, Dand and Panjwayee districts called negotiation as the only way to reach permanent peace, saying they have already made some efforts in this connection.

Dand district administrator Ahmadullah Nazok addressed the gathering that it is now a poppy free district.

There is no armed militant in Dand and we have so far implemented some reconstruction and development projects, the administrator said.

Dand is the only district in Kandahar where the good-governance is implemented and government servants are employed through the free competition.