The former NDS chief claims the president has monopolized power, which is one reason for government not being able to deal with problems in the country.
Nabil Blames NSC For Delay In Major Decisions
Former head of the National Directorate of Security, Rahmatullah Nabi, said in an interview with TOLOnews a “complicated environment” within the National Security Council (NSC) has resulted in a delay in making big decisions about important matters by government.
He said the NSC has complicated the situation instead of handling it.
According to him, the politicization of security agencies, lack of clear war strategy and political rifts among government leaders are the biggest challenges for the National Unity Government.
“The president (Ashraf Ghani) and Chief Executive (Abdullah Abdullah) should have a clear definition of duties and authorities of the National Security Council. The NSC has further complicated the environment and has slowed down the decision makings instead of it benefiting ARG (Presidential Palace),” he said.
He added that the monopolization of power by Ghani, the establishment of parallel institutions and politicization of security agencies have prevented government from addressing the problems faced by the country.
“We (the country) will face problems if political thoughts were included in (activities of) security forces and if we prioritize minority and majority ethnic groups in our activities,” he stated.
Meanwhile, the Presidential Palace rejected claims of “monopolization of power” by the president.
“President (Ashraf Ghani) is at the top of the (National Security) council. And government leaders including security and defense ministers are members of the council. All issues are discussed collectively and decisions are made collectively,” said Shahussain Murtazawi, a spokesman for Ghani.