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Experts urge politicians to avoid mud-slugging

Experts urge politicians to avoid mud-slugging

Aug 28, 2017 - 18:04


KABUL (Pajhwok): Political experts believe that verbal clashes among some political leaders would not serve the county’s interest and instead of mud-slugging and confrontation, politicians should jointly work to overcome crises.

One of them, Bashir Bezan said millions of Afghans had been killed and their properties lost just because of strong rivalries among political parties. He said bitter experiences of the past should not be allowed to repeat.

Commenting on the continuation of the conflict in the country, he said: “We believe the ground is being prepared for politics of the past, certain circles in the country have been using the language of war, people doubt the commitment of the government particularly President Ashraf Ghani on peace and stability.”

Bezan said the people had no ability of migration to other countries anymore. “It may become a reality if verbal clashes among certain groups are not prevented.”

Abdul Shakor Salangi, another political affairs expert, said the Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) chief had unexpectedly adopted an aggressive position on some political matters and his opponents had reacted.

He said recent verbal war between Balkh Governor Atta Mohammad Noor and HIA leader Gulbadin Hekmatyar was aimed at mustering people support. He warned the verbal clashes between political leaders could lead to a hot war.

Recent political statements exchanged between Hekmatyar and Atta Mohammad Noor have become a hot topic on social media.

Political expert Shahla Farid said an unfair political rivalry between political leaders was against the national interest.