A plane carrying Murad Ali Murad, the newly appointed governor of Daikundi province, and members of Afghanistan’s Wolesi Jirga—the lower house of Parliament--were diverted to Bamiyan while en route to Daikundi on Thursday.
Ali Akbar Jamshidi, a member of Parliament, said that they were informed in the air that Murad had been appointed to a new post. Murad had been appointed governor of Daikundi on Tuesday by the order of President Ashraf Ghani.
While a response from the Presidential Palace and the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) is still awaited, a number of politicians have said that disagreements among political leaders in the government are adding to the plight of the country.
“It seems that the anarchy that exists at the leadership level of the government has led to this issue,” said MP Ali Akbar Jamshidi.
“Our politicians have always preferred their personal interests,” said Rahmatullah, a resident of Kabul.
“When they do not unite, how it is possible that we reach peace?" said Rahima, a resident in Kabul.
Abdullah Abdullah, the head of the High Council of National Reconciliation (HCNR) also said that the Afghan political leaders need to unite to help fix the situation in the country.
“Our disagreements have an impact on the morale of our soldiers,” said Abdullah Abdullah, the head of HCNR.
Sources have told TOLOnews that Murad’s plane was diverted due to disagreements between politicians.