Prominent Afghan political figure leaves council of resistance against Taliban

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Mohammad Younus Qanooni, a former Afghan vice-president, and a former chairman of the lower house of the parliament of Afghanistan announced his resignation from the Supreme Council of National Resistance for the Salvation of Afghanistan (SCNRSA), in a statement.

According to the announcement made on September 22, Qanooni resigned from his membership because of major disagreements among the council’s members.

“Since I was unable to come to an agreement to resolve my recent serious disagreements with the methods and policies of senior council’s members in the areas of preserving and consolidating national unity, ensuring peace and security, and strengthening regional and international relations, I felt it was necessary to resign from the council,” Qanooni said in the statement.

Members of anti-Taliban SCNRSA include well-known political figures such as Abdul Rasool Sayyaf, Marshal Abdul Rashid Dostum, Mohammad Mohaqeq, Almas Zahid, Mir Rahman Rahmani, Mohammad Alam Izedyar, Hazrat Ali, Mohammad Younus Qanooni, Karim Khalili, Salahuddin Rabban, Mohammad Ismail Khan, Atta Mohammad Noor, most of whom held key positions in the government and parliament of Afghanistan. The council’s mission is to restore sovereignty to the people by establishing a government and system based on collective will, and by holding free and fair elections.

The council’s “basic principles”, the charter, places a strong emphasis on battling “tyranny” and establishing a “decentralized” political system through free elections.—Khaama News Agency

 

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