The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, is back in Kabul and has met with Abdullah Abdullah, close to aide to Abdullah said on Wednesday as election crisis prevails in the country.
Tackling the ongoing political crisis and the peace process were on the agenda of the meeting between Abdullah and Khalilzad, said the aide.
Abdullah’s deputy spokesman Fraidoon Khwazoon said that a solution has not been found to the tensions between Ghani and Abdullah.
“For us, the base is a government which can reflect the will of the Afghan people and their clean biometric votes,” said Khwazoon.
Some lawmakers and the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) said the current political deadlock is not in the interests of the country.
“Mr. Khalilzad speaks one thing before one person and tells something different with others,” said MP Ghulam Hussain Naseri.
“If the US pressures get serious and they are doubled, then there will be a result on hand,” said MP Irfanullah Irfan.
“If the government leaders do not act seriously about this major political crisis, there is fear that Afghanistan’s values and other achievemnts of the system face serious challenges,” said Naeem Nazari, deputy head of AIHRC.
According to parliament speaker Mir Rahman Rahmani, 34 delegates from 34 provinces should be formed including the administrative board of the parliament to resolve the political problems through mediation.
Tensions between Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani deepened after the Independent Election Commission on February 18 announced Ghani as winner of Afghanistan’s presidential election. But Abdullah rejected the results as fraudulent and rigged.