Government Accountable to People, Not Politicians: President Spokesperson

Haroon Chakhansuri, president Ghani’s spokesman briefed about the recent Munich Security Conference and also informed about Sunday night’s meeting between president Ghani and US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad. He clarified that the two have agreed on a new mechanism that will take the peace process forward.

Earlier today, former NSA Haneef Atmar accused the government of removing officials with links to his election team, but Chakhansuri remarked that dismissals are a part of government’s reform plan.

Chakhansuri also added that Amrullah Saleh’s participation in meetings were not not part of any campaigning efforts for upcoming presidential elections, adding “Amrullah Saleh has not demanded any privileges from the government”. He also commented that government is accountable to people, not politicians.

It was informed by the spokesperson to President that Afghan government is set to send a delegation to Qatar for peace talks with the Taliban if the group is prepared for it.

Finally, he confirmed that Afghan government has issued passports for some members of the Taliban who are barred from travelling abroad.

Recently, he Afghan Government has moved a complaint against Pakistan at the UNSC for violation of a resolution as Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan was set to meet Taliban representatives.

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