Abdullah scotches speculation about transitional govt
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Monday moved to scotch speculation regarding the establishment of a transitional government.
At a cabinet meeting, Abdullah said some people had lately been conjecturing about parliamentary elections and establishment of a transitional government.
He remarked the election process in Afghanistan had become a reality and there was no any other way of a democratic transfer of power. “The political process commenced 14 years ago. The government established as a result of polls will continue.”
Rumours of preparations for setting up a transitional government were baseless, and there was no plan inside or outside of the country to establish such a dispensation, the CEO insisted.
Notwithstanding challenges, the national unity government had been able to make some achievements in the past year, he said, adding: “Unfortunately, intensifying insecurity has been hurting people’s confidence in the government. This is a big challenge.”
The youth leaving the country should be self-confident, as their departure offered no solution to the problems facing the country, he observed, claiming the government’s performance was improving with each passing day.
Abdullah, also an ex-foreign minister, believed the government’s message was yet to reach the people due to the existing gap. However, he explained efforts were ongoing to overcome the challenge.
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