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Critics: Ghani’s VP Candidate Taking Unauthorized Role in Govt

Critics: Ghani’s VP Candidate Taking Unauthorized Role in Govt

KABUL - Presidential Palace pictures of President Ghani’s meetings show his running mate Amrullah Saleh sitting next to him, which adds fuel to speculation among critics of the Ghani administration that Saleh is performing government duties unofficially.
Saleh, who is running as Ghani’s first vice president, has also been referred to as a high-ranking official in Presidential Palace statements.
The deputy head of the environmental protection agency said, in response to an order by President Ghani, Saleh led part of a meeting of the high commission of preventing air pollution in the absence of the president.
Photos from some recent meetings of the president with local and foreign high-ranking officials at the Presidential Palace show also show Amrullah Saleh sitting in the second chair next to Ghani.
Ghani’s spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said Mr. Saleh has attended some meetings as a “political figure.”
“You have not seen Mr. Saleh in a cabinet meeting or other meeting, but (you have seen him) in other places as a political figure or as a political VIP where his (presence) was required,” Sediqqi said. (TOLO NEWS)