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VP Dostum warns to form ‘parallel government’

13 Feb 2020 Salam Watandar

 

 

SHEBERGHAN (SW) – Abdul Rashid Dostum, first vice president, has warned further delay in announcement of the presidential polls’ results is not acceptable.

He said this addressing a ceremony to mark the birthdays of Amir Ali Sher Nawai and Zaheer Uddin Mohammad Babur in Shebarghan, Jawzjan's on Thur. He said that the ‘Peace and Stability’ team awaits fair and final results from the election commission.

The first vice president warned that a fraudulent government will not accept and people would stand against it, and even form a parallel government led by Abdullah Abdullah. He claimed the Peace and Stability team led by Chief Executive Abdullah has gained more votes than any other candidate.

In a part of his speech, the vice president welcomed progress in peace talks and the possibility of signing of an agreement between the United States and the Taliban to reduce violence. Dostum also warned of the formation of al-Qaeda in Sar-e Pul province, and the intensification of war in the northern provinces of the country. He said that the northern provinces are under the control of the Taliban. He said a number of districts are currently closed and if the security measures are not taken seriously, the security situation in the north will deteriorate by the beginning of next year.

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