Afghanistan’s Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish has said that he does not see the Constitution of Afghanistan as creating any sort of obstruction in the way of the peace process, adding that there is no need to amend the Constitution as part of the process.
Speaking to TOLOnews, Danish said that the Afghan government fully supports the peace process within the framework of the current system.
In the interview, Danish recalls what he sees as the slow pace of implementation of the promises made by US Special Envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad on the peace process.
“They were on a hurry, we also moved together with them. It means we never saw a problem here, but the work has not moved forward according to the demands,” said Danish.
On the Afghan Constitution, he said: “In terms of peace, we do not see any need to amend the Constitution, because this Constitution reflects a plan for peace, we do not see any item in the Constitution to defy peace,” said Danish.
This comes amid rumors about the establishment of an interim government in Afghanistan over the past few weeks.
But Danish responded to the question on the interim government in this manner, “We insist that the continuity of the system within the framework of the Constitution is not only supported by the government side, but by all those who are in support of the republic system.”
Reacting to the rumors about the establishment of an interim government in Afghanistan as a result of peace negotiation talks, lawmakers in Afghanistan’s parliament on Wednesday said that no political system will be acceptable for the Afghan people except a republic system.
However, some other members of the parliament said that the current system in Afghanistan cannot be taken as a democratic system in view of the government’s dictatorial approach, stating that President Ashraf Ghani acts like a sultan instead of a democratic president.
“If they have seen the dream of an interim government, this will remain only in their imagination,” said MP Abdul Naseer Farahi.
“If someone wants to debate about the interim government or they want an interim government, they are committing an act of treason against the country,” said MP Shapor Hassanzoi.