Several top political figures have formed a new major political coalition as the presidential elections are due for next year amid growing political and security instability.

The Chief of Staff of the First Vice President Enayatullah Babur Farahman informed regarding the formation of the new political figure by posting online a short statement and group photo of the coalition members.

Farahmand has said the new political coalition consists of key political figures from across the country.

No further details have been given regarding the new coalition however the coalition leadership apparently consists of First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, Jamiat Islami Chief Executive Ata Mohammad Noor, Ahmad Zia Massoud and a number of the parliament members.

Dostum is currently residing in Turkey and is accused of grave human rights violations, including a sexual assault and kidnapping of ex-Jawzjan governor Ahmad Ischi by his guards, a charge which he and his office have repeatedly rejected.

Dostum left the country for Turkey few months earlier amid ongoing controversies regarding his alleged involvement in the sexual abuse of Ishchi.

A spokesman for Junbish-e-Millie party Kanishka Turkistani earlier this year had said that the health condition of Gen. Dostum has improved, his medical treatment has concluded along with some other works in Turkey, and he will return to the country soon as there are no barriers available at the moment for his return.

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