Time needed to resolve people’s problems: Abdullah
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Friday said people had expectations of the national unity government, which need more time to translate its commitments into action.
Abdullah made the remarks while addressing a gathering in Kabul on the eighth death anniversary of former lawmaker Syed Mustafa Kazemi, head of the parliament's economic commission.
Mustafa Kazemi, also a former commerce minister, was assassinated along with six other MPs during a suicide bomb attack in northern Baghlan province on November 6, 2007. At least 80 people were killed and more than 100 wounded in the bombing.
Abdullah acknowledged the people were faced with numerous problems and stressed the need for their resolution on a fast-track basis. "There is no gainsaying these challenges; even I myself cannot deny them, but we have a strong will to deal with them.”
With mere complaints, issues could not be addressed, the former foreign minister argued, calling for determined efforts by all countrymen and the government to bring about a positive change.
Syed Ali Kazemi, a parliamentarian and brother of the assassinated legislator, said the government had succeeded neither in bringing about peace nor pressuring Pakistan to stop supporting terrorism.
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