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Political coalitions should have plans to end Afghanistan problems

A new political coalition was formed and declared as ‘Grand National Coalition of Afghanistan’, which says their goal is to address current crisis in the country.
In the past two days, declaration of the new political coalition has been widely reflected in media. Afghanistan government in a statement has welcomed creation of new political coalition but said: “National Unity Government welcomes programmatic approaches, suggestions and plans by political parties, coalitions and civil society, provided they’re in accordance to the laws and wishes of the Afghan people.”
But, a number of political experts and representatives of people in parliament in their interviews with The Kabul Times correspondent expressed their visions over formation of the new coalition.
“These coalitions have been formed for particular goals and their aims are to get power and position,” an Afghan political expert Jamal Farahmand said, stressed that the people of Afghanistan have experienced of such political coalitions and parties as these coalitions have had no plans and programs for Afghanistan.
He added that most of political parties in Afghanistan were thinking of their interests rather than national interests; therefore, they did not last longer and decomposed after facing with differences.
Farahmand believes if the new political coalition really wants to step towards amendment of the system, with close cooperation and coordination of the government they should plan mechanisms that will be constructive for addressing current challenges in Afghanistan.
On the other hand, a representative of people in parliament Hashimi while welcoming formation of the new coalition in Afghanistan said creation of political coalitions could exert pressure on the government to change its approach and address rational demands of Afghanistan people.
“On the threshold of parliamentary elections, political parties and coalitions can have effective role in the country’s elections process and the Afghan people are expecting the formed coalitions to work effectively for solution of Afghanistan problems,” Hashimi added. Sayed Hassan Musawi, another Afghan political expert, said that no opposition groups have been able to last longer as there was no coordination among them, but now they should learn from past and should make effort to last longer and work for addressing the demands of Afghanistan people.
“The people of Afghanistan hope that the new coalition should have constructive plans and programs to address problems of the people, otherwise, they won’t last longer,” he added.
Afghanistan former president Hamid Karzai by supporting the new political coalition said: “I support the ‘Grand National Coalition of Afghanistan’ in their call for strengthening national unity and the demand for the convening of free and fair elections in Afghanistan. It is only through our common endeavor that we will be able to protect our national unity against divisive foreign manipulation, uphold our sovereignty, convene free and fair elections and, most importantly, to restore peace to our homeland.”
Afghanistan is amongst countries where the people have faced with crisis and challenges in the past forty years; therefore, all political parties and coalitions that want to have role in addressing problems and crisis in the country should prioritize national interests, civil values and achievements of the past 17 years.

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