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Unity govt has lost legitimacy, alleges Massoud

Unity govt has lost legitimacy, alleges Massoud

Apr 28, 2017 - 19:07

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The national unity government led by President Ashraf Ghani has lost its legitimacy, a former presidential advisor alleged on Friday, parting his ways with the ruling coalition.  

Ghani had surrendered 50 percent of Afghanistaninfo-icon’s territory to the Talibaninfo-icon, alleged Ahmad Zia Massoud, who was fired 11 days ago by the president as his special envoy on reforms and good governance.

Addressing a Mujahidin Victory Day event in Kabul, Massoud claimed Afghanistan was in the midst of a serious political and economical crisis. He held government responsible for the worsening political situation.

Participants of the event, including 1st Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum’s son, shouted slogan against the government. “Down with Ashraf Ghani, Down with Hanif Atmar,” they chanted, insisting the rulers had no legitimacy.  

Amid slogans in his support from the crowd, Massoud gave the mujahidin the credit for steering the country out of anarchy and warlordism. The holy warriors’ agenda was social justice and development of the whole country and legal transfer of power, he added.

Abdul Latif Pidram also told the audience the incumbent government was illegal. He stressed the country should be ruled by real representatives of the people.


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