The Balkh governor called for the first vice president to be allowed to return to office unconditionally.
Atta Noor Calls For Return Of General Dostum
Atta Mohammad Noor, governor of northern Balkh and leader of Jamiat-e-Islami Party of Afghanistan, spoke Tuesday at the first gathering of the new Coalition for the Rescue of Afghanistan, in Mazar-e-Sharif.
Noor criticized government over the “monopoly of the Administrative Reform Commission, bringing of reforms in the electoral system” and also demanded the unconditional return to office of General Abdul Rashid Dostum, the First Vice President.
Noor and members of the coalition said “we will return to our work when government implements justice, when they lose their pride and stop monopolizing power.”
He also raised concerns over the security situation and said "security is deteriorating in the country and hundreds of Afghans are losing their lives daily. The government’s security officials who are incompetent must be dismissed.”
“After this our direction is the Presidential Palace not the CEO's office,” he said.
He also said that the new coalition "will take shape soon."
Mohammad Mohaqiq, the second deputy to the CEO also spoke at the event and said that "negotiations with parties have started and soon the coalition will take shape."
The new alliance was formed by leaders from three mainstream Afghan political parties including Jamiat-e-Islami, the National Unity of People of Afghanistan and the National Islamic Movement of Afghanistan early July. At the time they issued a draft resolution where they made various demands from government.
In the run up to the announcement Noor and Mohaqiq, head of Islamic Unity Party of the People of Afghanistan, met separately with Dostum in Turkey.
Leaders of the alliance in their draft resolution accused President Ashraf Ghani of working beyond the law and monopolizing political power.
The coalition had said it does not want the system to collapse; instead it wants systematic reforms to be in place in security institutions.