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Kuchis declare support to Rassoul

Kuchis declare support to Rassoul

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Mar 14, 2014 - 16:42

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A Kuchiinfo-icon tribe lawmaker on Friday declared his support to presidential candidate Zalmai Rassoul on behalf of hundreds of Kuchi tribesmen who held a gathering in Kabul.

Maulviinfo-icon Tarakhel Mohammadi, who represents the tribe in Wolesi Jirga, made the announcement as Rassoul and Abdul Qayyum Karzai, a former presidential runner, who dropped out from the race after endorsing Rassoul, looked on.

Tarakhel called on Rassoul to implement the Islamic law and release innocent prisoners from jails in case of his victory in the April elections.

Speaking on the occasion, Qayyum Karzai said his team joined hands with Rassoul to work for the country’s development together. He said they valued the gains his younger brother President Hamid Karzai had achieved for Afghanistaninfo-icon over the past 13 years.

He said Rassoul would bring reforms and complete incomplete projects if succeeded in the elections on April 5.

In his remarks, Rassoul, a former foreign minister, said political awareness among the Afghans had increased, something he said gave him a hope.

Before the wars in Afghanistan, he said, the life of Kuchi tribesmen had a great importance in the country’s economic affairs. “But now the Kuchi tribesmen are faced with many problems, which I will resolve if the victory goes my way.”

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