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Plots Underway to Divide Afghans Politically, Ethnically: Khalili

Plots Underway to Divide Afghans Politically, Ethnically: Khalili

KABUL - 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.
“It does not make sense that you fight against Afghans, but instead should insist on talks with foreigners,” said one member of Hizb-e-Islami’s political wing Amin Karim.
“You cannot gain victory only by relying on foreigners, you should have faith in Allah and the people,” said the leader of the Mahaz-e-Milli party, Sayed Hamid Gelani.
“Dictatorship by the National Unity Government caused Afghanistan to regress; if the nation does not open its eyes, this curse could increase,” said former minister of interior Mohammad Omar Daudzai.
Speakers at the conference also raised deep concerns over what they called political dysfunction, saying this would further deteriorate the security situation in the country.
“In short we can say that today’s political, economic, social and security situations show that practically we are engaged in turmoil,” said deputy head of the Council of Jihadi Parties for the Protection and Solidarity of Afghanistan.
The conference was also attended by representatives of the reconciled Hizb-e-Islami group which reiterated its call to the Taliban to enter direct peace negotiations  with the Afghan government instead of insisting on talks with foreigners.
The participants suggested government should double its efforts to address the issues facing the country on political, economic and security fronts. (Tolonews)