13 June 2017

News Story: Defiant Jamiat Insists On Security Reforms As ARG Urges Restraint

By Anisa Shaheed

Members of Jamiat-e-Islami party on Monday reiterated their calls for systematic reforms to be brought in Afghanistan’s security institutions, saying the recent suicide attacks at the funeral ceremony that Jamiat leaders were attending had badly damaged trust, among the Afghan public and Jamiat party, in security institutions.

This comes a week after acting foreign affairs minister Salahuddin Rabbani, who is also the leader of Jamiat-e-Islami party, said his party was calling for the immediate dismissal of heads of all security institutions including the national security advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar.

“(CEO Abdullah) Abdullah is the main partner of power in the national unity government, he has a responsibility with regards to the incidents and will not remain unaware of it, he is the official representative of Jamiat, exchange of views will continue, we are confident that Mr. Abdullah will not keep silent towards the issues,” said Jamiat spokesman Waqif Hakimi.
Meanwhile, the presidential palace has called on political parties to show restraint.

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