13 May 2017

News Story: Plots Underway To Divide Afghans Politically, Ethnically - Khalili

By Sayed Sharif Amiri

Mohammad Karim Khalili, the leader of Hizb-e-Wahdat-e-Islami (Islamic Solidarity Party) on Thursday said that the current crisis in the country could push Afghanistan towards a proxy war and it could turn the country into a battleground for other countries.

“There are attempts to grow the seeds of division, ethnic division, political division and religious division, but we will never return to that era,” said Khalili.

Speaking at a consultative conference with former Jihadi leaders on Thursday, Khalili said that all efforts must be focused on the establishment of long term peace in the country.

Meanwhile, one former Jihadi leader Sibghatollah Mojadedi accused President Ashraf Ghani of having a dysfunctional government and suggested the president bring immediate reforms.

“Mr. President had pledged not to commit a violation or do anything wrong, but today there are signs of this,” said Mojadedi.

In addition, the Council for Protection and Solidarity of Afghanistan also accused Ghani of totalitarianism.

Thursday’s conference, which was organized by Hizb-e-Wahdat-e-Islami, aimed to promote tolerance among ex-Jihadi leaders and for them to work together for a better future.

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