Anwar-ul-Haq Ahadi says pressures should mount on government to hold the upcoming elections on its scheduled time.
Kandahar Gathering Calls For 'Serious Reforms'
A group of politicians at a gathering in Kandahar on Saturday called on the National Unity Government to hold the upcoming elections on its scheduled time and bring serious reforms to state organizations.
Participants of the gathering however criticized government over certain issues and claimed that the state has failed to overcome the current challenges.
Addressing the event, Anwar-ul-Haq Ahadi, Head of the New National Front of Afghanistan, said they are upset that government prevented Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor to attend the gathering.
He claimed that government does not have a proper plan for peace.
“Government, foreign forces and even the Taliban do not have any plan for peace,” Ahadi said.
He said government is not accountable to the people.
Ahadi also blamed government for not holding election.
“Government is not ready to hold elections. We must mount the pressures on government to hold the elections,” Ahadi said. “The (independent) election commission is not independent, and we are seriously criticizing the National Unity Government over lack of measures to ensure electoral reforms,” Ahadi added.
The Independent Election Commission has announced next year's July for the upcoming parliamentary and districts' councils elections.
At the same event, former head of the National Directorate of Security, Rahmatullah Nabil, claimed that groups inside government disrupt unity among different ethnic groups in the country.
“The most dangerous issue is that they (government) have divide the people in the name of religion, group, parties and language,” Nabil said.
This comes after the political meeting which was supposed to be held in Kandahar on Thursday was postponed for the second time on Friday as some participants of the meeting could not travel to the province due to some certain reasons.
The meeting was held under the theme of “the real unity to discuss current challenges” in the country.