Meshrano Jirga (Upper House of Parliament) members on Sunday said the newly formed alliance, known as the Coalition to Rescue Afghanistan, is a shameful move, an unlawful act and immoral.
Senate chairman Fazel Hadi Muslimyar said the creation of a coalition by the incumbent high-ranking government officials was an illegal act and immoral.
“I have a legal suggestion to my friends and a moral suggestion; the moral suggestion is this is shameful that you are coming and complaining despite the fact you are serving within government and share half of government and then you come and create a coalition against the system and make a government inside government,” said Muslimyar.
The senators said that the creation of the alliance was against the interests of the country.
“These are those individuals who directly receive money from neighboring countries and cooperate with them and even implement their projects in Afghanistan,” said senator Asif Sediqi.
While the Coalition to Rescue Afghanistan insists that the formation of this alliance was aimed at bringing reforms in the country, they dismissed rumors that it will work to collapse the government. Senators however argue that the alliance was against national interests.
“This coalition is certainly against national interests in view of the current situation where the security situation is quite sensitive,” said Mohammad Hassan Hotak, another senator.
“Unfortunately, this is a matter of concern for Afghans; this has created chaos for Afghans,” said senator Mohammad Hanif Hanifi.
Jamiat-e-Islami party of Afghanistan, which is led by acting foreign minister Salahuddin Rabbani, has been one of the main critics of President Ashraf Ghani alongside the National Islamic Movement of Afghanistan, which is led by First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum and the National Unity of People of Afghanistan party, led by Second Deputy of the CEO Mohammad Mohaqiq. Together, these three parties last week agreed in Turkey to form the alliance.