“Omer Safi termed an incompetent governor. His incompetence is one of the factors that led to the fall of Kunduz,” says Speaker of the Wolesi Jirga
Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: Speaker of the Wolesi Jirga (WJ) or Lower House (LH) of the Parliament Abdul Rauf Ebrahemi on Thursday called on President Ashraf Ghani to issue directives to the security officials to continue the clearance operation until the complete clearance of the Taliban-infested Kunduz province.
A member of the Parliament from Kunduz province, Ebrahemi called on the Ghani and Security Council as well as other concerned security officials to properly manage the operation and clear the entire province of the militants.
“The operation must continue until the writ of the government is fully restored and no one dares to challenge it once again,” he said. Responding to a query, Ebrahimi rejected tribal affiliation in the fight against militants. He said that enemies want differences among the people therefore all Afghans irrespective of their ethnic affiliations must stand united. “Tribalism is not behind the collapse of Kunduz. Whoever says that tribalism led to the collapse side with the Taliban and the Taliban but foreign puppets,” he said.
Ebrahemi called the former governor of Kunduz Omer Safi an incompetent man. “His incompetence was one of the main factors that led to the collapse of Kunduz,” Ebrahimi said. He also said that the delay in clearance operation in Dasht-e-Archi district of Kunduz added to the fall. He said that it will be quite premature to say anything regarding damages in men and material and a delegation is going to be sent to see the damages and casualties.
He called on the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR) to help in rehabilitation of the displaced families from Kunduz in collaboration with UNHCR.