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Ghani, Abdullah asked to step down over insecurity

Ghani, Abdullah asked to step down over insecurity

Apr 16, 2015 - 17:26

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A large number of enraged protesters on Thursday took to the streets in capital Kabul, asking the president and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to step down forthwith in the backdrop of boiling insecurity in parts of the country.

The protest was held in Zarnigar Park area where demonstrators accused government leaders of locked in differences over appointing of their favorite choices to various ministries.

Pointing to recent casualties of Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers in northeastern and western parts of the country and unclear fate of 31 passengers abducted, the protesters chanted: “Death to the national unity government, death to ISIS and Talibaninfo-icon.”

Hafizullah Rasikh, chief of Afghanistaninfo-icon Solidarity Party (ASP), told reporters that the protest was aimed at reminding the incumbent government of its flaws.

“A few days back, we lost 27 ANA soldiers in Badakhshan who were killed brutally. A number of persons were killed in another attack in Balkh province. Khost took bloodbath few weeks back,” Rasikh lamented.

He continued: “We want the two leaders to leave the Presidential Palace because they have no leadership qualities and efficiencies to lead the nation at this critical juncture.”

Rasikh added it would be better for the president and CEO to resign and not face Saddam Hussain, former Iraqi president, and Husni Mubarak, former Egypt president, like fates.

If the sitting government failed to improve law and order then they would leave no stone unturned to extend the protest to other provinces of the country.



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