Sibghatullah-MojadediThe former Afghan President Sebghatullah Mojadedi announced the formation of a new political party – Council of Jihadi and National Political Parties, during a gathering in capital Kabul today.

Mojadedi said the new party – council of the parties has been formed with an aim to urge for reforms in government sectors under the leadership of the government of national unity.

While admitting the unity government’s good performance during the past months, Mojadedi said the government has also committed numerous mistakes.

He also added that the party will continue to work and put efforts in bringing peace and stability in the country amid deteriorating security situation.

In the meantime, the Former Vice President Karim Khalili, said the coalition is comprised of eight separate political parties who have merged into a new political party – Council.

Khalili further added that the party will continue supporting the government and civil movements in a bid to ensure better governance.

However, he said the party will strongly oppose with any movements or decision by the government that are considered wrong.

He said the party is completely independent and has no links with the government or any foreign country.

Calling on anti-government armed militant groups to join reconciliation process, Khalili said the party would stand stand to defend the country and peace process, and insisted that the party will not allow Afghanistan to become a safe haven for the terrorist groups.

President Ghani’s special envoy for good governance Ahmad Zia Massoud was also present during the gathering for the announcement of the new political party.

He welcomed the formation of the new political party to find solutions for the current issues of the country while calling it a historic gathering.

Massoud urged to refrain from the ethnic approach towards political movements, warning that nepotism could endanger the sense of national unity.


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