Ambiguous politics behind people-govt gap: Ibrahimi
Speaking at a ceremony commemorating the 14th death anniversary of Ahmad Shah Massoud in Kabul, Ibrahimi said joblessness, poverty and migration were a result of ambiguous politics, unstable economy, corruption, nepotism, monopoly, slow governance and the delay in holding parliamentary and district council elections.
The lack of control over imports, drug smuggling, spreading drug addiction among youth and women were other problems and challenges placing the country on the road to destruction, he said.
Although some good opportunities had been missed, still many opportunities existed to be highly utilised, he said, adding the rule of law, good governance, social justice, honesty in duties, keeping promises were good means that could help get rid of the current situation.
The speaker said despite being under-resourced, the morale of the Afghan security personnel remained high.
He said the Afghans trusted their security forces that they could defend the country as the sons of the soil and supported them.
“Respect to martyrs is respect to the people and Afghanistan independence. The pride and freedom we enjoyed throughout the history is as a result of sacrifices of the sons of the soil,” he said.
Meanwhile, Senate Chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar told the gathering that any kind of higher position could not be compared with jihad for Islam and freedom of the country, saying a day service for mujahideen was thousand times better than the position of the Meshrano Jirga.
He said he raised his voice months ago that Pakistan was the enemy of Afghanistan and fortunately the leaders of the unity government had realised this today.
He asked the Taliban fighters shun the slavery of Pakistan and live in freedom.
The conspiracies of Pakistan continued under different names, he said, claiming the ISI created Daesh (ISIS) for killing Afghans.
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