Personal interests, dictatorship split up Millat Party
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan Millat Party acting head on Thursday accused their former leader of dividing the party and damaging its reputation. Abdul Qayum Arif also asked the government to hold parliamentary and district council elections as soon as possible.
Arif told a gathering marking the party’s golden jubilee here that party members and supporters had a lot of expectations from the party’s former chief, Dr. Anwarul Haq Ahadi, but he failed to promote the party for being busy in his official job and surrounded by “specific figures.”
He said the party split and lost credibility because its leaders were promoting their own interests. He accused the former leader of dictatorship, deals for money, political games and financing the party from illegal sources.
The Afghan Millat party recently split into two factions one led by Stanagul Sherzad and Ahadi and the second fraction by Abdul Qayum Arif.
Arif said the party could not reach its goals and some members resigned due to mismanagement by the former chairmen for the past 14 years.
He said they had started reforms in various spheres of the party and would not let anybody commit dictatorship behaviour or cut deal for their personal interests.
“We defend the freedom of speech, national sovereignty, the rule of law and ask the government to take urgent measures for providing jobs to the youth,” he said.
He also asked the government to facilitate an early conduct of the Wolesi Jirga and district council.
“We assure the government that our party would never support a front which is against the government,” he said, while supporting the peace process.
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