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Dostum urges supporters to end protests over controversial removal of his pictures

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Ahmad Shah Ghanizada
Ahmad Shah Ghanizada
Ahmadshah Ghanizada is the deputy editor in chief for The Khaama Press Agency who manages and overlooks the English edition.

Gen. Dostum hints at Pakistan

General Abdul Rashid Dostum has urged supporters to end protests sparked over the controversial removal of his pictures from Maza-e-Sharif city, the provincial capital of northern Balkh province.

The plea by General Abdul Rashid Dostum, the First Afghan Vice President, followed a day after demonstrations over the removal of his pictures turned violent in north, leaving one dead and five others wounded.

In an online message, General Dostum urged his supporters to put an end to the ongoing demonstrations which were organized to protest against the unjustified and monopolizing moves of the provincial officials.

Gen. Dostum further added that the provincial officials as well as the central government should be allowed to condut their duties to launch an investigation and take necessary steps against the move for the removal of his pictures from Mazar-e-Sharif city.

He said the step to remove his pictures from Mazar-e-Sharif city was taken in sensitive moment as the country is going through a delicate political moment.

This comes as the former Afghan Intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) Chief Rahmatullah Nabil warned regarding ongoing attempts to create ethnic divisions among the Afghan people.

Nabil issued an online statement on Thursday amid intensifying tensions among the supporters of top political figures, General Abdul Rashid Dostum and Ata Mohammad Noor.

Nabil warned that attempts are being made to further destabilize the country by creating ethnic divisions among the Afghan people.

The former NDS chief said the Afghan intelligence operatives obtained a classified report which was prepared for Pakistan’s military intelligence – Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) shortly after the presidential elections in 2014.

Nabil further added that the report was prepared in English which stated that the project to create ethnic divisions among the Afghan people is successfully being implemented and reports regarding the developments will be provided on monthly basis.

This is not the first time the Afghan officials have slammed Pakistan’s ISI for interfering in the internal affairs of Afghanistan and supporting the anti-government armed militants.

The Afghan officials have long criticized Pakistan for harboring the anti-government armed militants who are staging attacks against the Afghan government and security forces.

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