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‘Some groups within government conspiring against Dostum’

‘Some groups within government conspiring against Dostum’

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May 27, 2017 - 10:37

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Hundreds supporters of First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum in northwestern Faryab province accused some groups within the government for staging conspiracy which resulted in deprivation of Dostum from his legal powers.

The supporters and members of Dostum-led Jumbish-i-Islami claimed the government was trying to corner the Turkmen people from the political scenario of Afghanistaninfo-icon by using the international assistance.

Abdul Ahad Albelik, deputy head of the provincial council, said the Presidential Palace and the National Security Council conspired against the first vice president and curtailed his legal powers.

He alleged the government was now trying to weaken the Jumbesh-i-Islami party by highlighting controversial individuals like Akbar Bai, former Jawzjan governor and Ahmad Eschi.

He alleged some biased people used the assistance of international community by arming militants and isolating ethnic groups in the country.

Atta Mohammad Faizi, provincial head of Jumbish-i-Islami, said Afghanistan was the home of every Afghan and Dostum had full right being vice president to travel abroad.

In the past one year, Gen. Dostum often complained his constitutional powers being vice president not given to him and accused the president for all the mess.

Relation between President Ashraf Ghani and Dostum further deteriorated after the issue Ahmad Eschi surfaced and security forces surrounded Dostum’s residence to take him and his men to the attorney office for investigation.

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