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Mohaqiq blasts govt.over recent appointments

13 Jun 2019 Afghanistan Times

AT News Report

KABUL: Ware of upcoming poll’s transparency, Mohammad Mohaqiq

has warned the Presidential Palace (ARG) against mass demonstrations if it

continues appointing officials as its term has legally ended. He also reacted

over “sexual charges”against Palace, asking the judicial organize for a serious

and impartial probe. 

“Ahundred ambassadors and 30 commanders were replaced in one

day. These replacements pave the way for widespread frauds in the upcoming

elections,” Mohaqiq told newsmen in northern Balkh province, describing recent

replacements by President Ghani as electoral bribery.

“I had comprehensive discussions with the US Special

Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad and Atta

Mohammad Noor, the Chief Executive of Jamiat-e Islami Party,” he said.

Referring to his talks about the presidential elections with

ambassador Khalilzad, Mohaqeq termed continuation work of the National Unity Government’s

(NUG) illegal. 

Speaking about sexual bribery at ARG, he said: “This is an

embarrassing issue, if such things happen in other states, the presidents and

ministers of those states resign, but in Afghanistan, it seems that nothing has


There have been previously allegations that

Ghani’s administration was trading government positions for “sexual favors”.

However, the AGO on Monday issued a summoning letter for Ghani’s ex-advisor,

Habibullah Ahmadzai, who lacked evidence to substantiate his claims regarding

the “sexual harassment” at Presidential Palace.

This comes as somepolitical parties and presidential

candidates had earlier warned ofboycotting elections and staging protests if

their demands regarding a transparent election weren’t met. 

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