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Lawyers: No Legitimacy Without Convening Loya Jirga

(Last Updated On: August 17, 2016)

lawyersLawyers Union of Afghanistan warns the National Unity Government leaders for losing their legitimacy if they fail to convene a Loya Jirga (Elders Grand Assembly) in another one month.

“According to the Government of National Unity deal, If the government leaders fail to convene a Loya Jirga in another one month they will lose their legitimacy,” Gul Ahmad Madadzay, Deputy of the Lawyers Union of Afghanistan said.

The Union called the Afghan leaders to solve the rifts and implement the NUG Agreement in a week. Unless the Union is determined to start its evaluation to identify who is guilty.

” We will wait for a period of one week to see if the government leaders comply with the framework of the law and then we will start our investigations to let the international community and the people of Afghanistan know who is right and who is wrong,” Abdul Ghayoor Barshan Chief of the Lawyers Union said.

Afghans also worry about the tensions between Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the President of Afghanistan and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the Chief Executive of Afghanistan who formed the unity government about two years ago after a disputed elections.

According to the reports the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry who brokered the deal between the Afghan leaders on 2014 elections has called President Ghani to end the ongoing rifts, but Afghan Presidential Palace denies to talk about this news.

Reported by: Fawad Naseri   

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