In a press release issued on Sunday, Jamiat-e-Islami party reiterated its call for the full enactment of the political agreement by President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah in order to meet national issues.
The political agreement was signed between Ghani and Abdullah in 2014 following the controversies over large scale fraud in the presidential elections.
“Jamiat-e-Islami Afghanistan reiterates its call to the government leaders to ensure the implementation of the political agreement and to ensure the participation of representatives of people from all walks of society as it forms a key principle of governance,” the press release stated.
Referring to the recent negotiations between Ghani and Balkh acting governor Atta Mohammad Noor, the press release states that Jamiat's leadership council strongly supports the discussions between Noor and Ghani and hopes that these talks reach s conclusion within two months.
“Jamiat-e-Islami leadership council strongly supports the talks between President Ghani and Jamiat chief executive Atta Mohammad Noor,” the press release reads.
“The leadership council of Jamiat-e-Islami of Afghanistan confirms that the negotiations between Mr. Ustad Atta Mohammad Noor, party chief executive and (acting) governor of Balkh and the president were carried out on behalf of Jamiat and in complete understanding with party leadership council. The party fully supports these talks to continue,” the press release reads.
“With the fact that a short period of time has passed since these talks began and amid public expectations from outcomes of the talks for stability and a wider participation in the national unity government, Jamiat leadership council expects these talks to reach a conclusion within two months,” the press release added.
The press release notes that Jamiat as one of the founding parties of the NUG has constantly urged the implementation of the NUG agreement in order to strengthen democracy in the country.
“Jamiat-e-Islami Afghanistan, as a founding party, of the NUG always urged the need for the enactment of the political accord by the government leaders. NUG accord was signed to determine the continuity of democracy in a situation where Afghanistan was pushed to the verge of a crisis following 1393 (2014) elections,” said the press release.
Jamiat has hailed government’s initiatives for election reforms, but said it was insufficient, saying the NUG failed to announce the date for parliamentary elections.