KABUL (Press Shia) – President Ashraf Ghani’s dictatorial approach will result in collapse of Afghanistan's National Unity Government in the near future, Ahmad Wali Massoud, chairman of the Massoud Foundation and younger brother of the late Ahmad Shah Massoud warned.
Commenting on formation of the new alliance known as the Coalition to Rescue Afghanistan, Massoud said in an exclusive interview with the Press Shia News Agency that the alliance would be a big blow to the national unity government of Afghanistan led by Ashraf Ghani.
The Coalition to Rescue Afghanistan has been formed by General Abdul Rashid Dostum, the First Vice President and head of Junbish-e-Milli (National Movement) party; the CEO’s second deputy and head of Hizb-e-Wahdat-e-Islami (Islamic Unity) party, Mohammad Mohaqiq; and northern Balkh governor and CEO of Jamiat-e-Islami party Atta Mohammad Noor along with acting foreign minister Salahuddin Rabbani.
"Unfortunately Ghani has failed to establish a kind of government as a national umbrella that includes all sides," he said, adding, “The failure is now pushed main pillars of the national unity government to leave it and, as the result, the government is now on the verge of collapse.”
Massoud continued to say that Ghani government legitimacy is declining.
Elaborating on his view about a recent negotiation between Head of the Afghanistan's Islamic Party Golbeddin Hekmatyar and the Afghan government, he said that Hekmatyar wants to be part of the government.
Massoud expressed pessimism towards peace talks between Hekmatyar party and the Afghan government, adding that despite Hekmatyar claims of making peace, unrests has increased in recent months.
Commenting on "Resurrection for Change" movement in Afghanistan, he said the movement's demand for security in the country is "a right demand" and condemned government's crackdown of the young Afghans who voiced their protest at the government.
Crack down of "Resurrection for Change" movement will not prevent people of Afghanistan from protesting and more people will join the group to demand the Afghan nation's rights, Massoud added.
He called for change of Afghanistan political structure and noted that foreign countries which are involved in the country’s domestic affairs, should reach consensus and avoid manipulating the region as a battlefield against their rivals.
Many countries are seeking their strategic interests through proxy war in Afghanistan, Massoud added, noting that no one can predict an end to the game that has been started in Afghanistan.
Speaking about change of countries’ constitution and adopting a parliamentary democracy to replace the current presidential system, the Afghan figure said that Ashraf Ghani opposition to the idea is the major obstacle for a change in the country’s political structure.