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Supporters want Gen. Dostum back home soon

Supporters want Gen. Dostum back home soon

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Aug 21, 2017 - 01:30

SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Supporters of the new political alliance, the Alliance for Salvation of Afghanistaninfo-icon, on Sunday held a protest gathering in the capital of northern Jawzjan province and demanded the return of first vice president Abdul Rashid Dostum and restoration of his powers.

Participants of the gathering in Shiberghan asked President Ashraf Ghani to pave the way for return of Dostum and reinstate his authorities as VP. They also strongly criticized the government.

Islamic National Movement of Afghanistan leader Batoor Dostum on the occasion said: “We can see some government leaders and our foreign friends are unhappy with the alliance, but they should not be worried about our alliance which aims to rescue the country and reform the system.”

He said some people were creating hurdles for the alliance, but they would continue their struggle for reaching the desired goals.

“We want to establish real democracy in the country, strengthen the freedom of expression, pave the ground for development of the youth and suitable environmentinfo-icon for elections,” Batoor said.

Balkh provincial council head Dr. Fazl Hadid said millions of people were associated with the alliance and they wanted to show the handful individuals who had hijacked the Presidential Palace that it was the time to go for reforms.

Wihdat Milli Mardum Afghanistan party representative Sardar Ahmad Saeedi told the gathering that the three-party alliance had presence in all the 34 provinces and its aim was to remove government’s weaknesses and shortcomings.

“We want our proposals are given due attention and are welcomed, we want an early return of General Dostum to the country, we ask the president to return the first vice president his authorities.”

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