Boycott of the Loya Jirga by the Peace and Moderation Team
Report: Maiwand Nawabi
The Peace and Moderation Electoral Team has announced that the Loya Jirga of the Peace Consultative Meeting is time-consuming and none of the members of the team will attend the Loya Jirga. Officials in the electoral team say the government is trying to campaign illegally by using this Loya Jirga. In addition, the team’s newsletter says the government is trying to orchestrate this trend and there is no transparency in the process of choosing popular representatives for the Loya Jirga.
The Peace and Moderation team boycotts the consultative Loya Jirga meeting in a time that, earlier Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the country, also boycotted this Loya Jirga. Meanwhile, unconfirmed reports suggest that Karim Khalili, chairman of the High Peace Council, has been also decided to boycott this meeting.