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Politicians lambast unity govt leaders over dispute

Politicians lambast unity govt leaders over dispute

Aug 17, 2016 - 20:45

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A number of politicians on Wednesday lashed out at the unity government leaders and asked them to shun their differences and instead work for resolving the country’s problems.

The politicians spoke at a gathering marking Afghanistaninfo-icon’s 97 th Independence Day in Kabul. The event was arranged by Afghan Millat Party.

The Millat party chief,  Stana Gul Sherzad, in his address criticized the unity government leaders and said: “The unity government leaders have not acted upon their pledges. They have pledged to introduce electoral reforms, convene a loya jirgainfo-icon and others, but did nothing.”

He suggested the differences between President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah should be resolved through talks because the continuation of their rift would weaken the government and create more problems.

Sherzad said the two leaders instead of protecting their own interests should pay attention to their government affairs.

Harkat-i-Inqilab part leader Maulviinfo-icon Qalamuddin said the Afghans had always defeated aggressors, citing gaining independence from the British in 1919 and ousting the Soviets.

He said the Afghanistan’s enemies wanted to divide the Afghans on ethnic and linguistic lines and this way reach their nefarious designs. He asked the two government leaders to shun their differences because their dispute was not in the interest of the country.

New National Front party leader Anwarul Haq Ahadi said the Afghans loved independence. He praised the sacrifices of the Afghan security forces in the ongoing conflict. He said the Afghans like the past were ready to defend their motherland.

But he said the incumbent leaders lacked good administration and essential measures for both peace and war.

“Differences developed between the two leaders because in the start the mechanism of the unity government formation was inappropriate as a short-term solution was provided to a long-term problem, giving birth to an illegitimate government,” said Ahadi.

Ahadi said the only solution to the unity government dispute was fresh elections. He said a huge gathering of politician and notables should be called to reach consensus on solution to the country’s main problems.



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