Farah residents blast unity govt’s performance
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Some political activists and residents say the unity government has failed to live up to its promises and has put the country on the path to instability.
Dr. Mohammad Hashim Danish, representative of council of Farah political groups, told Pajhwok Afghan News the people of Afghanistan had voted in last year’s presidential election in the hope that security would be improved and jobs created by the new government.
But their hopes were shattered as neither President Ghani nor CEO Abdullah honoured their pledges and differences among the two leaders put the country on the way to crisis, he said.
“The government’s weak performance is an insult to the Afghan nation and the unity government is not acceptable to the Afghans.”
Danish warned the government would collapse if it did not change its policies, resolve personal and coalition differences and failed to honour its promises with the people.
Another political activist, Naqibullah Nikmal, said the unity government was unconstitutional and had been formed by US foreign secretary John Kerry at the US Embassy in Kabul, not on the basis of public mandate.
He said the security situation had deteriorated in Farah province, where dozens of people had fallen to prey to terrorism during the past few months. He said the Taliban were able even to kill an attorney in the heart of Farah City, the provincial capital.
Nooruddin, who has completed his engineering from an Indian university two years ago, said since then he had been searching for a job.
He said 90 percent of university graduates were jobless. “I like thousands of youth participated in the presidential election hoping the new government would overcome joblessness, but unfortunately the previously available job opportunities had also vanished.
Hamidullah Rahmani, leader of the teachers union in Farah, also expressed his annoyance over the unity government’s performance, saying its leaders had failed to live up to their promises.
He said the overall security situation in the country had worsened under the new leadership. “I regret casting vote in the election. I wish such a government would not have come to power.”
Independent journalist Khushal Zaland also lashed out at the unity government, saying many big projects in Farah came to a halt with its establishment, rendering thousands of people jobless.
He said insecurity knocked at the doors of the provincial governor and people could not freely move in bazaars.
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