Mohammad Mohaqiq, the second deputy of Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, said the First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum should return to Afghanistan and that foreigners should not interfere in this matter.
Addressing a ceremony on 23rd death anniversary of Abdul Ali Mazari, the slain leader of the Islamic Unity Party of Afghanistan, Mohaqiq said the tension between government and Atta Mohammad Noor, the ousted governor of Balkh and CEO of Jamiat-e-Islami Party, should be resolved through talks.
“If foreigners interfere in this issue, we tell them that we know our country better than you. Without General (Abdul Rashid) Dostum, there is a big gap in one part of the country and it should be addressed,” said Mohaqiq.
Former Senate speaker Sebghatullah Mujaddedi meanwhile called for a peaceful solution of rift between government leaders.
“Anyone who is a leader or is in power, should not see people based on their color and other characteristics; they should see everyone equally,” Mujaddedi said.
“The strongest enemy of Afghanistan’s people is organized tribal divisions, tension and discrimination for a specific purpose,” Abdul Wali Massoud, head of Massoud Foundation said.
Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah at the event said the upcoming election should be held transparently and that he urges people to participate widely in this process.
“You in addition to electing your representatives and your fate, will fulfill a big responsibility,” said Abdullah.
Deputy Head of Jamiat-e-Islami Party, Ahmad Zia Massoud, said their main demand is a major change in the country’s political system.
“Jamiat-e-Islami does not want ministries, governor’s offices and embassies; the only thing that it wants is a massive political change,” said Massoud.
Participants of the ceremony appreciated Mazari’s fights and activities for freedom.
The National Unity Government gave Abdul Ali Mazari the title of “Martyr of National Unity” two years ago.