The launch of the new coalition called the Grand National Coalition of Afghanistan that encompasses over 30 political parties and movements faced with mixed reaction as some analysts said the alliance lacks plans to overcome the current crisis in the country.
Other analysts and activists said the coalition will not remain longer.
Leadership of the new coalition says they intend to use to help resolve numerous issues including "growing instability, poverty and ethnic divisions" among other issues.
“Opposition parties have never remained united until presidential elections. It means when an opposition does not have a plan and has been formed based on personal interests. It will fragment soon,” said Sayed Nasir Musawi, a civil society activist.
“Let the government to deal with its challenges on its own if you claim that it is corrupt and inefficient,” said Ahmad Zali, a civil society activist.
One analyst, Mohammad Karim, who addressed the gathering, said people have witnessed formation of many coalition, but according to him, such alliances have fragmented shortly after their launch.
“If this coalition and its leaders believe in our people's main demands which are unity and solidarity, then we will witness a positive result in the current situation and the currentcrisis. Otherwise, the current crisis will increase,” Karim said.
Members of Jamiat-e-Islami party meanwhile said over 30 political parties and movements, people councils and civil society organizations have come together under the new coalition to ask government to fulfill its promises made to the people and make plans for improving the country’s situation.
Addressing guests attending the launch of the alliance on Thursday, former Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor said it has been formed under the leadership of First Vice President of Afghanistan General Abdul Rashid Dostum, Jamiat Islami Chief Executive Atta Mohammad Noor, Second Deputy Chief Executive Mohammad Mohaqiq, and other key figures.