A number of legislators in the Wolesi Jirga, Lower House of Parliament, on Saturday claimed that the former president Hamid Karzai was behind the current crisis in the country and that he should not be allowed to interfere in government’s affairs.
“Karzai’s team, Karzai’s band and the process that was established by the name of Karzai, you should know, that this team and this band is corrupt and they have stolen Afghanistan,” MP Ghulam Hussain Nasiri said.
“What will be the former president’s message to the families of those 26 people whowere killed in Uruzgan province (last month),” said Zahir Saadat, an MP.
Meanwhile, other lawmakers said the overall situation of Afghanistan was better under Karzai’s government if compared with the current situation.
“I appreciate (Hamid) Karzai’s 13 years of presidency. Afghanistan had no government and nothing and we were able to have a government,” MP Makhdom Abdullah Mohammadi said.
Some MPs said Afghanistan has never witnessed an honest leader to work sincerely for the welfare of the people.
“Some Afghans are burning schools, mosques and God’s book. They kill innocent people to go to paradise. The truth is that we do not have a history to be proud of,” Arif Rahmani, an MP, said.
This comes after Karzai said at a press conference last week the country’s security situation is fragile and that there is a need for convening a traditional Loya Jirga in the near future.
He criticized the new US strategy on Afghanistan, saying that it is not if favor of Afghans.
His remarks were met with mixed reaction by Afghan politicians.