Members of Jamiat-e-Islami party on Monday reiterated their calls for systematic reforms to be brought in Afghanistan’s security institutions, saying the recent suicide attacks at the funeral ceremony that Jamiat leaders were attending had badly damaged trust, among the Afghan public and Jamiat party, in security institutions.
This comes a week after acting foreign affairs minister Salahuddin Rabbani, who is also the leader of Jamiat-e-Islami party, said his party was calling for the immediate dismissal of heads of all security institutions including the national security advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar.
“(CEO Abdullah) Abdullah is the main partner of power in the national unity government, he has a responsibility with regards to the incidents and will not remain unaware of it, he is the official representative of Jamiat, exchange of views will continue, we are confident that Mr. Abdullah will not keep silent towards the issues,” said Jamiat spokesman Waqif Hakimi.
Meanwhile, the presidential palace has called on political parties to show restraint.
The presidential palace insists that government is committed to bringing reforms to the security institutions.
“Bringing reforms is the top priority of government, reforms which are acceptable to the people, however we want the political segments to show restraint,” said presidential spokesman Shahhussain Murtazawi.
According to Jamiat, Abdullah is the official representative of the party in the national unity government and he has responsibilities regarding the situation.
In addition, Abdullah has said that the gap between the National Unity Government (NUG) and political parties is the worst it’s been in the past fifteen years. However he pledged to resolve the issue.
“The gap between Afghanistan’s political parties and the government are unprecedented today – compared to the past fifteen years; we cannot blame the political segments which are out of the government, now lets see what can we do,” said Abdullah.
Abdullah said that the ministers are supposed to be answerable only to the government.