The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Political impasse to further harm Afghan nation

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Being a multi-national country where several beliefs, mentalities and mindsets are living, Afghan politicians should maintain political unity for the welfare of people and development of the war-torn country. In the country, living a quiet social life will be impossible without national integrity.
Therefore, struggles should be multiplied to strengthen national unity and all ethnic groups need to support it as a principle. They have to take effective step with bona fide intention for solidarity, unity and coexistence.
After announcement of the contested presidential election result by the Independent Election Commission and declaring of Mohammad Ashraf Ghani as the president, his rival Abdullah Abdullah backed by some political and Jihadi figures challenged the process and announced their parallel government, which the US as the main ally of Afghanistan and other region countries condemned it, calling such political impasse against the country’s interest and that of the peace process.
In a fresh move, the Trump administration is slashing $1 billion in assistance to Afghanistan and threatening further reductions in all forms of cooperation after the country’s rival leaders failed to agree on forming a new government.
The announcement came from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday after he made an unannounced visit to Kabul to meet with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah. In an unusually harsh statement, Pompeo slammed the leaders for being unable to work together and threatening a potential peace deal that could end longest-running conflict in the country.
We need to realize that national unity is a crying need in Afghanistan and is considered a criteria and a significant element in bonding the nation and living a peaceful life.
Harmony and integrity of Afghan nation, mutual respect, tolerance and respect towards the rights and beliefs of one another, lack of tendency towards sensational behavior will be the deciding factors behind national unity. Maintaining these standards will lead to forming a single national identity and state-building.
Meanwhile, cherishing the spirit of tolerance, converging to a common point, feeling empathy and sympathy will smooth the way for being released from the clutch of enemy and spread peace across the country. This way, each and every individual will be entitled equally and enjoy equal privileges, equal economic, social, cultural and political opportunities.
But the continued political impasse and differences among the political figures would only harm the Afghan nation and the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces. Since terrorism still targeting our people and the Afghan nation is struggling with the new epidemic of Coronavirus, it is of immense important for the country’s leaders to put aside their differences and join hard for the development of the country and tackling of the COVID-19 in the country.
Afghan nation has already suffered from war and instability in the last four decades and they are no longer able to tolerate political impasse in the country. All countries across the globe has prioritized fighting Corona and sparing no efforts to prevent the spread of disease, and therefore, it is necessary that Afghan politicians too work for the welfare of their nation and avoid any move that lead to instability and give upper hand to the militants.

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.