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Hezb-i-Islami Council swings behind Ahmazai

Hezb-i-Islami Council swings behind Ahmazai

May 09, 2014 - 16:05

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Led by Qazi Mohammad Amin Waqad, the Hezb-i-Islamiinfo-icon Council on Friday lent its weight to presidential runner Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.

Addressing a gathering in Kabul, Waqad praised Ahmadzai -- a former finance minister -- as the only presidential candidate who had the ability to steer Afghanistaninfo-icon out of crisis.

He urged the runner to focus on strengthening peace, introducing an Islamic system, forging unity among Afghans and safeguarding national sovereignty.

“Our support is not politically motivated. We have decided to live with the people. Dr. Ghani Ahmadzai has been chosen by the teeming masses,” the politician remarked.

Hailing from eastern Nangarhar province, he said: “Dr. Ahmadzai is a worldinfo-icon-famous thinker, who has played no role in Afghanistan’s destruction; he has not been involved in corruption.”

Waqad, who worked as minister of communications in the Mujahedin government, asked Ahmadzai to build cordial relations with Afghanistan’s neighbours and the world at large. 

Ahmadzai welcomed support from the Hezb-i-Islami Council, saying Afghans were a united nation. All Afghans had equal rights, he said, remarking: “Today is a historic day. We have gathered here to serve the nation.”

He called peace one of Afghanistan’s basic needs and his team wanted stability -- not power. He intends to use power as a source of achieving goals and serving the nation.

“There is a strong possibility of the elections going to a second round. Both Dr. Abdullah and I desire to preside over the entire country. We have no intention to represent only one ethnic community or region.”

He called for Abdullah’s team not to allow anyone to divide the nation. “Everyone who causes divisions among the people should be rejected,” he stressed.

Ahmadzai firmly ruled out any underhand deal, saying that he believed in people’s votes. He said whoever was elected should be accepted and respected.



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