Members of a number of political parties on Thursday criticized Jamiat-e-Islami Party of Afghanistan for the recent demands they made, saying that the downfall of the incumbent government would not be in favor of the people nor to the benefit of any political movement in the country.
Sayed Mansur Naderi, head of the National Solidarity Party of Afghanistan and leader of Ismailis in the country, said Jamiat’s call for the removal of security heads is not in favor of the country.
“A number of respected political movements are talking about the dismissal of the national security advisor Mohammad Haneef Atmar. This is not justifiable for the current complicated political and military situation in the country,” said Naderi.
He said at least 25 Ismailis were killed and dozens others were wounded in Wednesday’s blast.
Meanwhile, a member of the Rights and Justice Party said the demands by Jamiat are concerning, and that their call for the removal of the national security advisor is actually a demand by regional intelligence agencies.
“The resignation of Mohammad Haneef Atmar is not in favor of the people. We call on the presidential palace to stay firm on its stance and prevent unwarranted demands,” said Moeen Marastiyal, a member of the party.