July 26, 2018
KABUL – Prominent political leaders and ex government authorities on Thursday announced the much-anticipated coalition which they said is meant to help settle various issues in Afghanistan, including ‘development unsteadiness, destitution and ethnic divisions’ among other issues.
Previous Balkh governor, Atta Mohammad Noor, addressing the visitors at the launch of the coalition, called as the Grand National Coalition of Afghanistan, said, “It (the coalition) has been framed under the administration of first vice president of Afghanistan, General Abdul Rashid Dostum, Jamiat Islami Chief Executive, Atta Mohammad Noor, Second Deputy CEO Mohammad Mohaqiq, and other key figures.”
The coalition intends to work for better administration, creating jobs for the unemployed, holding of transparent elections and guaranteeing better security in the country, he added.
Addressing the visitor, Noor also said that the growing ethnic tension in the country was threatening and that different banners flew in some parts of the country rather than Afghanistan’s official flag.
Noor likewise required a free and transparent election that was free of fraud. At the same time, he claimed that out of nine million individuals enrolled to vote, more than four million are ghost voters.
He also suggested that the government required to consult all the parties for political stability.
The following well-known figures were present in the launching ceremony: first vice president of Afghanistan, General Abdul Rashid Dostum; Jamiat Islami Chief Executive, Atta Mohammad Noor; second deputy chief executive, Mohammad Mohaqiq; previous NDS boss, Rahmatullah Nabil; previous VP of Afghanistan, Younus Qanuni; Zahir Qadir, an MP; Salahuddin Rabbani, acting foreign minister and Zia Massoud former advisor to President Ashraf Ghani, among others.
Grand National Coalition Formally Launched
July 26, 2018