Addressing supporters in northern Balkh province on Sunday, Mohammad Mohaqeq, the second deputy of CEO Abdullah Abdullah, said that all ethnicities in Afghanistan must have an equal share in the political structure of the country.
He alleged that currently a specific circle in the country has tightened its grip on the country’s economic and political power and warned that such an approach will push the nation into crisis.
Mohaqiq was speaking at the 23rd death anniversary of Abdul Ali Mazari, the slain leader of the Islamic Unity Party of Afghanistan.
The National Unity Government bestowed the title of “Martyr of National Unity” on Mazari two years ago.
“Why must thousands of people line up behind the passport office and embassies of neighboring countries. The reason is because they feel that they (people) have no dignity here,” he said.
He pledged to firmly act against what he described as the political injustice in the country.
Meanwhile ousted governor of Balkh Atta Mohammad Noor said at the event that creating division among the tribes is not acceptable.
“All tribes must feel themselves equal in the political power (arena) and in the government’s political structure,” he said.
Noor also criticized those responsible for the creation of discord among the people and called for such actions stop.
“We do not have citizen number one and number two, no one should categorize us and tell us who should be where and on which level. We want a situation where one day a Hazara can become the minister of defense and an Uzbek the minister of finance and a Baloch the minister of interior,” said Noor.
In conclusion Mohaqeq said: “Power monopoly and other injustices are not acceptable. This approach will create serious challenges for the country and the situation will deteriorate.”