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Kochi- Hazara dispute in Wardak politicised: Mohammadi

Kochi- Hazara dispute in Wardak politicised: Mohammadi

Jul 28, 2015 - 17:16

MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): President’s Legal Advisor Dr. Abdul Ali Mohammadi on Tuesday said the dispute between Kochi and Hazara tribes in central Maidan Wardak province had been politicised and elements fuelling the tenions would be exposed.

Mohammadi expressed these views at a gathering in Maidan Shahr, the provincial capital, which was attended by provincial council members, judicial and security officials.

Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Mohammadi accused individual fueling tension between the tribes. The disputes, he said had turned into a lucrative business for some people who would be exposed soon.

He said the president had taken the issue seriously. He tasked some committees to identify land owners across the country and account the losses occurred as result of disputes and clashes between Hazara and the Kochi.

Mohammadi said his trip to the province helped gather more information about the judicial department of Maidan Wardak and he would share with the president.

Governor Hayatullah Hayat welcomed the advisor and thanked President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani for taking note of the situation. The government, he stressed, should do everything to garner support of the masses to reform the judicial system.

Masoud Shinzai, deputy head of the provincial council, questioned the role of the provincial government and accused the judiciary of poor performance. He said there was a dire need for drastic changes to reform the justice system.



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