Following government’s decision to roll out electronic national identity cards (e-NIC), ousted Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor said President Ashraf Ghani “is driving the country towards a crisis” by acting in contravention of the legislative decree already approved.
“What they are doing will divide the country into two parts. They have taken it to a crisis already. We feelthe dangerous smell of deadly fights and disintegration,” said Noor.
Noor, who addressed Turkmen residents, once again warned the Presidential Palace.
“Don’t be arrogant (President!), I swear to Allah that the nation will pull you out of the Presidential Palace,”he stated.
Last week on Thursday, President Ghani, First Lady Rula Ghani, Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish and a number of high ranking officials and cabinet members applied for their e-NIC.
Meanwhile, Zahir Qadir, an MP from Nangarhar, who recently launched an opposition party, accused Ghani on Saturday at a gathering in Jalalabad of “monopolizing” power.
“Before this (in the previous government), more than 50,000 or 100,000 people benefited from corruption(committed by officials), but right now Ghani has systematically monopolized this to four or five people andto himself,” said Qadir.
Participants at the gathering said government has failed to maintain people’s security.