KABUL: Afghan political analysts on Sunday criticized a warning report published by International Crisis Group (ICG) that claimed that Afghan government might collapse after withdrawal of NATO troops in 2014.
The analysts expressed their views at the Mahmood Tarzi Think Tank organized by Regional Studies Center of Afghanistan.
Abdul Hameed Mubarez, an analyst, accused some foreign countries especially neighboring countries of interference into internal affairs of Afghanistan.
He said countries that are reluctant to see peaceful and developed Afghanistan were involved to publish such reports in order to pressurize the government so they could achieve their hidden goals.
However, he did not reveal names of those who were accused of interference.
He said, “Though, there are some problems in the area of security, economy and others, but it does not mean that Afghanistan is too weak and could not sustain itself. Hence, report of ICG had presented distorted facts designed to find means for specific ends.”
The report was published at critical time to increase worries of general public and politicians. So, the report would leave negative impacts on stability of the country and prevailing situation, he opined.
Being optimistic about future of Afghanistan, he said that after withdrawal of foreign troops in 2014 and presidential elections were two things that are in the larger interest of Afghanistan. He said that public should create unity in their ranks to bring a competent president into power in coming presidential polls.
Mubarez requested public and Afghan media outlets to protect their national interests from foreign ‘aggressive approach’ and strengthen national unity.
Abdul Rahim Pashtoonyar, another analyst, said bright future of Afghanistan was linked with long term peace, security and development as well as strengthening of security forces.
He urged all and sundry to come forward for protection of national sovereignty in order to cope with challenges that could endanger national unity and interests.
Fardeen Hashmi said that instable Afghanistan was not in favor of any country.
ICG, in a report released last week, warned that after withdraw of foreign soldiers, Afghan government could collapse. The report was termed baseless and part of propaganda initiated by key actors to pressurize Afghanistan.
The report was condemned by Afghan government, UN officials, civil society, political analysts and other segments of society.