Some elements stoking ethnic tension: CEO aide
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): An advisor to the Chief Executive Officer on Thursday said some foreign and local elements by stoking ethnic tensions wanted to divide Afghanistan into several parts.
Syed Agha Sanchakari said this while addressing a gathering of tribal elders, religious scholars and civil society activists in southeastern Khost province.
On behalf of the unity government, Sanchakari warned elements trying to fuel ethnic tension in Afghanistan that the government through its security forces and with the help of the masses would prevent their activites and would vanquish them.
“Afghanistan is a country and has a nation. The enemy cannot divide the nation into parts. We will strongly campaign.”
Sanchakari did not name any of the elements, but said Afghanistan’s enemies were known to all.
About the words “Afghan” and “Islam,” he said all the countrymen were living together and in brotherhood under the two words.
The CEO advisor called as legitimate people’s complaints about the unity government’s failure to honour its election pledges due to some problems.
However, he said the government was trying to give equal attention to all provinces and deliver on pledges about reconstruction and development projects.
“Despite problems and conspiracies the government is facing, I announce with certainty that God willing we will witness positive changes soon.”
Tribal elder Abdul Qayum Khan, speaking on behalf of Khost elders, said they supported the unity government and denounced efforts by some circles to establish an interim regime.
He urged peoples of other provinces to support their government and stand against those trying to collapse the elected government.
“We have given votes to the current government and we will support it forever. Some problems exist within the government but those trying to bring about an interim set up are self-centered.”
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