Politicians, Ex-Jihadi Leaders Gather to Review National Issues


Prominent politicians and ex-Jihadi leaders met in Kabul on Sunday to review the current security threats and ongoing political turmoil facing the country.

Led by former Jihadi leader Abdul Rassoul Sayyaf, the delegation is expected to submit a proposal to government suggesting solutions to the problems.

Those involved said the current economic and security situation in the country is causing widespread distress among the nation and efforts should be made to resolve the national issues.

Former minister of economy Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal said: “A fragile security situation and economic and political issues brought these faces together and they will continue consultations and discussions regarding these issues.”

“We will move with our next decision if current efforts do not yield an outcome. So we will not leave the people alone,” Arghandiwal said.

“Problems exist in various sectors, we hope that in joint cooperation with the government a strategy will come out of the current circumstances,” said former minister of commerce Anwarul Haq Ahadi.

Meanwhile, deputy presidential spokesman Sayed Zafar Hashemi said the president stated after a separate meeting that such discussions could be helpful in improving the current situation.

“The president has been involved in consultations with political and Jihadi personalities in order to discuss major national issues and get their views regarding the problems,” Hashemi said.

Meanwhile, Ghani has also endorsed the formation of a joint committee aimed at bolstering the ongoing efforts to improve the situation, one of the dialogue members said on Sunday.

Following the fall of Kunduz to the Taliban, concerns drastically increased among Afghans over the recent spate of threats with some accusing the government of not taking inclusive measures to curb insurgency.

It appears that current economic and security issues brought former Jihadi leaders and politicians together to review challenges and offer explicit proposals to government.

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