KABUL (SW) – Members of the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) on Wednesday expressed concerns over growing political tension in Faryab over the appointment of the new governor.
Members of the house said in their remarks that the continuation of this situation may lead to the start of war in Faryab. Fawzia Rufi, an MP from Faryab, told a plenary session today that if situation went out of control in Faryab, all the northern provinces would become insecure.
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“We are negotiating with the Taliban, but we cannot talk to our president to find a way out of the protests. All the people were armed yesterday and last night”, she added.
“The issue of Faryab is neither in the interest of the Afghan people nor in the interest of the country,” said Gulah Ahmad Noorzad, a member of the house. He called on the leadership of the government and those who have influence in Faryab to find a logical solution to this issue. “In this way, the confrontation is not in the interest of the people and the future of the system”, he added.
Following the concerns of members, Mir Rahman Rahmani, the speaker of the house, called on the government and politicians to end the tense situation in the province as soon as possible. He said that the continuation of the protests of the people of Faryab is not in anyone’s interest and that politicians and political movements should not create divisions among the people.
Earlier, Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, expressed concerns over the tense situation in Faryab and issued a statement saying that while people were concerned about the security situation in their provinces, during the appointment of senior officials and governors, the people’s will should be considered.