A member of Jamiat-e-Islami party Mohammad Ismail on Monday said that a gap of trust between CEO Abdullah Abdullah and acting Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor came about following Noor’s failure to achieve his demands.
Ismail however rejected rumors that Jamiat leaders were at odds with one another.
Meanwhile, some Jamiat leaders have voiced support for discussions with President Ashraf Ghani from the platform of Jamiat party and say any move that could ensure the interest of Jamiat would be an effective step toward safeguarding Jamiat’s interests.
However there are indications that some of the Jamiat leaders are against dialogue between Ghani and Noor from the party platform.
“Atta (Noor) worked very hard for Dr. Abdullah’s campaign during the elections, morally and materially and expected more incentives to be given to him such a big post within the government or as a governor of Balkh, these all led to annoyance, but it does not mean disagreements,” said Ismail.
Following the Ghani-Noor dialogue, reports indicate that some Jamiat leaders convened several meetings in Kabul in which they expressed their disagreements over Ghani and Noor’s talks.
“So far Jamiat has not made an official comment, but if good work is taking place, if mistakes are committed, the responsibility will be with Atta (Noor),” said former Jamiat governor Saleh Mohammad Registani.
After the establishment of the National Unity Government two years ago, under Ghani and Abdullah, relations between the president and Noor have run hot and cold.
However, over the past few weeks, the relations between the two appeared to have improved. Reports surfaced in the media recently that Ghani and Noor have been engaged in negotiations to end their political differences and start a new era of cooperation.
Speculation however indicated that some Jamiat leaders have disagreed over what Noor is doing from the party’s platform.
Noor’s close aides have said that he decided on a a face to face dialogue with Ghani after Abdullah failed to confirm the position of Jamiat in the 50-50 power sharing issue.