Unity govt to complete 5-year term: Abdullah
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Monday said the national unity government’s term was five years and acknowledged the incumbent leadership did not meet people’s expectations, but assured of shaping Afghanistan’s real foundation in the remaining three years.
Talking to a meeting of the Council of Ministers, Abdullah said the government’s constitutional tenure was five years and it would continue its duty for the next three years.
“The national unity government was formed under a specific situation and it represents the votes of all Afghans, though we failed in addressing people’s problems during our two years in office, but the country’s real development would happen in the next three years,” he said.
The national unity government still has the opportunity and would try to resolve people’s concerns, the CEO added.
Abdullah alleged some figures were trying to question the continuation of the government’s term, but the government would continue discharging its duty and was committed to honouring pledges held out to the nation.
Calling electoral reforms as crucial, the CEO said the world was also not willing to fund the election processes until flaws in the electoral regime were addressed.
He said positive changes had recently been made in the election reform process and the international community had pledged support to Afghanistan if the government showed commitment towards its people, Abdullah added.
He expressed concern about corruption and said: “Fighting corruption is one of the primary pledges of the government. Misusing the campaign would once again confront us with challenges and its roots would further empower, so no one would be then able to control the situation.”
About Afghan forces situation, he said, security forces did not receive ration and equipment in-time and senior commanders were misusing their authorities.
He asked the departments concerned to take decisive action against corruption in all areas of the government.
Abdullah said the Afghans were being tortured under different names such as Taliban, Daesh, Al Qaeda and others. He added some figures were intentionally backing the enemies of Afghans. However, he did not name any one.
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