A number of members of the House of Representatives said Wednesday that although 35 days have passed since the agreement was reached for the establishment of a new government--involving the formation of the High Reconciliation Council--Abdullah Abdullah, the chairman of the High Reconciliation Council, has not filled all the seats in the council or appointed ministers to the cabinet.
Meanwhile, a number of citizens of the country criticize Abdullah and say that after several months of struggle and tensions Abdullah has not been effective in forming the High Council of Reconciliation.
“Unfortunately, Dr. Abdullah has not done any fundamental work since taking office, except for photos and Facebook news,” said Shoaib, a resident of Kabul.
“Dr. Abdullah has not yet completed his cabinet, how he will work for peace,” said Jawed, a resident of Kabul.
Abdullah’s office did not comment about the work Abdullah has done over the past one month regarding the peace.
“We were expecting Dr. Abdullah to do good things for peace, but so far we have no information about his work and also no spokesman has mentioned developments,” said Mirwais Slimanzoy, a journalist.
“This High Reconciliation Council is a core in the peace talks, but unfortunately neither the media nor the people have any idea of Mr. Abdullah’s activity in the peace process and no spokesperson has provided answers to the people,” said Zabiullah Dorandish, a journalist.
Based on the political agreement, the advancement of the peace process and the introduction of half of the cabinet ministers are among Abdullah's responsibilities in the new government.
According to the agreement, Abdullah Abdullah has five deputies on the Reconciliation Council. However, the fate of his three deputies remains unclear.
“Nothing has been done from the address of the High Reconciliation Council, and also the introduction of the ministers has been taken hostage by the council,” said Abdul Rahman Wardak, MP.
Meanwhile, Sediq Sediqqi spokesman for President Ghani in a tweet, said that President Ghani met with Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, and they discussed future steps and preparations for the peace process and the intra-Afghan talks.