President Mohammad Ashrafi Ghani’s main partner at the National Unity Government of Afghanistan, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah signed a decree to stop President Ghani’s recent reform order.

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has recently assigned a committee at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to review the employment records and reform the Ministry according to a package approved by the President.

Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) signed a decree on Sunday, ordering the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to prevent any kind of reform on the eve of the election results announcement.

According to the National Unity Government’s agreement document and for the sake of preserving state’s prestige and the national interest of the country, at this critical juncture, on the eve of the announcement of the election results, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is ordered to strictly avoid any hasty implementation under the name of reforms.

From the decree issued on Sunday, February 2, 2020

Shah Hussain Murtazawi, advisor to President Ghani has said that Abdullah Abdullah has been a barrier to the reform.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been transformed into a place for wealthy families and the Reform must open the way for poor”, Murtazawi tweeted.

This comes as President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has recently been accused of appointing government officials in contrast to the NUG’s agreement, which has upset his partner Abdullah Abdullah.

Fardin Barmaki, an Afghan diplomat based in Prague complained of injustice at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and accused President of illegal appointments which are based on favoritism.

Fardin Barmaki, the second secretary and the in-charge of Aghanistan’s consulate in Prague, in a letter sent to Khaama Press, said that he and several of his colleagues have been recalled back to the Ministry before ending their service period.

“The Termination of my duty before end of the service period is a clear violation of the diplomatic and consulate regulations and administrative procedures,” Fardin said.


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