A number of members of the Jamiat-e-Islami Leadership Council on Wednesday, in a move led by Atta Mohammad Noor, voted in a majority to replace the current leader Salahuddin Rabbani with Enayatullah Shadab, who will now lead the council.
Based on the council's decision, the Jamiat party will play a significant role in the peace process as well as in the government, but other members of the council's leadership, led by Salahuddin Rabbani, see the decision as an Intra-party conspiracy and added that Rabbani will continue to his job as the chairman of the party leadership council.
Tensions have risen among members of the Jamiat-e-Islami party, led by Atta Mohammad Noor, after Enayatullah Shadab' replaced Salahuddin Rabbani.
“Cohesion is the focus of reform and reconstruction in the Jamiat itself, this decision will stand until a congress of the Jamiat-e-Islami party of Afghanistan. (In the meantime) one of the most respected and founders of party, Professor Enayatullah Shadab, will lead chairmanship of the Jamiat leadership council,” said Abdul Hafiz Mansour, a member of the leadership council of Jamiat-e-Islami party of Afghanistan.
A number of other members of the Jamiat-e-Islami party council, led by Salahuddin Rabbani, have called the decision an Intra-party conspiracy and in a statement suspended council membership of Atta Mohammad Noor, Younos Qanoni, Kalimullah Naqibi, Hafiz Mansour, Abdul Shokor Waqif Hakimi, Enayatullah Shadab and Abdul Satar Murad.
“The Jamiat-e- Islamic party of Afghanistan, emphasizing its previous positions on the country's major political issues, considers yesterday's meeting a conspiracy and against the party's principles and the party constitution,” said Waliullah Adib, a member of the leadership council of Jamiat-e-Islami party of Afghanistan.
Salahuddin Rabbani headed the Jamiat-e-Islami party after the assassination of late Burhanuddin Rabbani, the former head of the High Peace Council.
“The day before, we witnessed the convening of the congress of the Jamiat-e-Islami Party of Afghanistan, in which the interim chairman was elected, which should have taken place three years ago,” said Tawofiq Wahdat, MP.
Tensions between Salahuddin Rabbani and a number of members of the party escalated after an agreement was signed between President Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation.