Liberal Demokratic Party of Afghanistan
Hürderstrasse 4 - D-85551 Kirchheim - Germany - Fax 0049 (0) 89 - 329 21 73
Total members: 117.524 (26 June 2017)
Dear ladies and gentlemen,
The Afghan government officially started issuing electronic identity cards on 03.05.2018.
Among other things, the new electronic identity cards also include details of tribal affiliation. The list of tribes specified for this consists of a handful of the actual number of tribes in existence in Afghanistan.
We oppose the introduction of electronic ID cards in their current form, as details on the cards enhance tribal affiliation. This could lead to ethnic conflict among Afghans, both in present and future generations. A majority of the Afghan people, including politicians such as Mr. Abdullah Abdullah, oppose the introduction of electronic ID cards based on tribal identities. We welcome their support on this matter.
We demand that electronic ID cards comply with international standards. As such, they should contain information on the individual's first name, surname, nationality (Afghan), date of birth, place of birth, address, height and eye colour.
Mr. Ashraf Ghani is an inexperienced politician, and the above decision may incite the Afghan people.
We therefore strongly condemn the Ashraf Ghani government's plan to distribute electronic ID cards in their current form.
In the event that our party takes over government in Afghanistan, we will invalidate the current electronic ID cards and instead introduce new ID cards in line with international standards.
Inexperienced politicians such as President Ashraf Ghani are unable to provide security and stability in Afghanistan. To date Mr. Ashraf Ghani has not succeeded in making Kabul, the capital outside his palace, any safer. This lack of security is due to the corruption in which his government is involved.
The world community is helping to rebuild and stabilise Afghanistan with huge sums of money. Ashraf Ghani’s government is using these funds wastefully instead of investing them appropriately.
We therefore call for inexperienced politicians to resign from the Afghan government with immediate effect.
We are all one Afghan people.
1.Vorsitzende der FDPA
The Afghan people want to live in peace after 39 years of war, suffering and poverty.
It is unquestionable that we also want peace in Afghanistan, but not at any price.
We want to negotiate peace with the Taliban only when the government led by President Ashraf Ghani has announced that it will step down because it is corrupt and promotes nepotism. Furthermore, President Ashraf Ghani’s government has also failed to achieve any successes with either of its domestic or foreign policies.
Even though we show every respect and sympathy concerning President Ashraf Ghani’s illness, we do not think his behaviour is at all appropriate. We do not approve of the way that he bangs the table with his fists and makes theatrical hand gestures in all directions during political discussions. We also do not approve of the way that he attempts to intimidate his audience by shouting into the microphone.
When we negotiate peace with the Taliban, we will require that the Taliban respects the rights of women. We will also demand that the Taliban recognises and respects the Afghan constitution.
1.Chairman of FDPA
There is no order in the Afghan government!
Afghanistan has become the world’s biggest producer of opium and heroin.
There are approximately 250 million people dependent on drugs in the world, including women and young people, of which more than 2 million are in Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s neighbours are also critical of this development, as they also suffer the consequences. Both members of the Afghan government and the terrorists benefit from the drugs trade.
Violations of women’s rights and use of violence against women in Afghanistan have increased. There are many qualified women in Afghanistan, who could be appointed to the administration. Generally women are refused the right to professional activity in administrative bodies as these positions are often bought using financial payment.
Criminal gangs run child trafficking. Underage children are being smuggled and then sold on to other criminals. The children named are then used for suicide attacks or used as drugs mules, and also sexually abused.
Violent criminals extort money payments from Afghan traders. In other cases, their children are abducted, so the criminals can implement their demands.
Criminality rates have gone up. The Afghan government has failed in its attempts to deal with the social ills above.
President Ashraf Ghani’s government, including the cabinet, are involved in nepotism and corruption. Corruption is also widespread within the Afghan army. Mineral oil (fuel) destined for the army is often sold elsewhere, and money intended for provisions for soldiers flows into private hands. The extent of the corruption in all other bodies of the Ashraf Ghani government, as mentioned in previous submissions, has also increased. Even the Afghanistan anti-corruption authority itself is suspected of corruption.
Ex-President Mr Hamid Karzai and the members of his government at the time, who also had to respond to corruption scandals from their time in government, talk about convening the “Loya Jurga”, a major assembly, in order to regain power in Afghanistan in this way. Widespread electoral fraud in Afghanistanis a tradition dating back to the time of the Karzai government.
The Afghan government has not yet managed to introduce the new personal identification cards. There is argument about the entry of tribal origin information. The personal identification cards should meet international standards, including information about name, date of birth and nationality. Additional information beyond this could cause problems and conflict.
The Taliban are responsible for the death of many civilians. Even women and children have been killed in their attacks on mosques.
Terrorists should never believe they are winning the war in Afghanistan.
We ask the government of President Ashraf Ghani to resign as soon as possible, as the position in Afghanistan has become worse year by year under his governance.
Chair of the FDPA
No deals with terrorists!
Terrorists fighting in Afghanistan have hitherto killed many innocent civilians, including women and children. They have kidnapped people and extorted money from them. They have also set fire to schools and killed sick people inside hospitals. Such acts have nothing to do with Islam. On the contrary, they are barbaric and diabolical offenses against humanity.
Terrorists represent a real danger for Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the whole world. Therefore the world community needs to take decisive action against them.
We Afghans do not want to be intimidated by terrorists.
The Taliban in Afghanistan must unconditionally lay down their weapons and
respect the Afghan constitution. Taliban participation in the Afghan government must not be accepted as a condition for laying down their weapons.
Those Taliban members who credibly admit their mistakes and therefore show regret for their action could be promised amnesty if they promise to help rebuild Afghanistan. If suitable and qualified, they could then apply for public office.
We want the Taliban office in Doha, Qatar closed, as this office has not met its intended purpose.
The terrorists should know that they have no chance of success in Afghanistan. The Afghan army is growing stronger every day with international support.
1. Chairman of the FDPA
The government of Ashraf Ghani has long since failed
The failure of the Afghan government in domestic and foreign policy as well as the many other governmental functions has resulted in this government being considered a failure. Moreover, Ashraf Ghani and his government are ignoring the Afghan constitution. Meanwhile, 96% of the Afghan population is against the current government.
The government of Ashraf Ghani is fully involved in corruption and nepotism
There is corruption in the police, military institutions, judiciary, secret service, customs, tax authorities, educational institutions, as well as corruption at all administrative authorities. Some government and administration positions are awarded in exchange for cash payments.
CHAOS REIGNS IN MY COUNTRY
Ashraf Ghani's government is in Afghanistan in office since September 2014. His government's scorecard is bleak, having failed in terms of both domestic and international policies. The government has made no progress since coming into power. It provides no services, but instead absolutely betrays the Afghan people by disregarding or trampling all over the Afghan constitution. It’s high time that this government resigns, because it has 100 % failed.
The government of Ashraf Ghani is envolved in nepotism and corruption.
Corruption and chaos can be found far and wide, including in the areas of ministries, the military, police, justice, customs, administration, etc. There is no functioning judicial system as well as control and administrative systems. More than half of tax revenues flow into the private pockets of corrupt rulers.
Between the time this government came into power and the present, those in power have been busy battling over the staffing and distribution of key government posts. These posts are occupied by corrupt individuals. Some government and administration positions are awarded in exchange for cash payments.
There is no functioning secret service to prevent attacks, as most officials are corrupt and close their eyes in order to safeguard their own interests. Furthermore, there is no military discipline, which will be necessary to effectively fight terrorists.
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