18 July 2017

News Story: Afghan gov't critics announce new alliance, call for reforms

KABUL, July 17 (Xinhua) -- Afghan government's critics including some former government officials announced a new alliance named "Mehwar Mardom Afghanistan" which means "Axis of Afghanistan People" here on Sunday, local media reported Monday.

Several officials of the former government of Hamid Karzai including presidential advisor on national security Rangin Dadfar Spanta and former spy chief Rahmatullah Nabil are the leading members of the newly formed opposition camp.

This is the second opposition alliance that has been formed by government's critics over the past one month.

The previous alliance titled "Coalition for the Rescue of Afghanistan" was announced by Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum, Governor of Balkh Province Atta Mohammad Noor and MP Hajji Mohammad Mohaqiq at their meeting held in Turkey nearly a month ago.

Lashing at government policies in its first meeting, a leading member of the newly formed alliance Spanta said: "Due to wrong foreign policy of the government, the world anti-terrorism front in Afghanistan has been scattered," the daily Afghanistan Times reported on Monday.

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