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Abdullah marginalized in Loya Jirga preparations

16 Apr 2019 Afghanistan Times

AT News Report

KABUL: Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, says that he was

not called to consulting over the preparations of the upcoming consultative

Loya Jirga for peace.

The Loya Jirga is set for April 28th with 2,500

representatives to give consultation to the government about peace process.

Abdullah who is also one of the runners for this year’s

presidential polls, said on Tuesday that he and his electoral team had their

opinions about the jirga, but they were ignored. He added that this made him to

boycott the grand assembly.

He pointed to the ongoing war in Afghanistan, blaming

Taliban militants as the “main reason” of the conflicts. He demanded the

insurgent group to use the chance for peace and stop bloodshed.

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