Rome delegation leaves for London to discuss Loya Jirga
F P ReportPESHAWAR: A four-member delegation of Rome Jirga headed by Rome office incharge Dr Zolmai Rasool left Rome for London to hold talks with Britain government regarding convening of Loya Jirga in Afghanistan.
According to report, the Rome Jirga organisor and former Afghan King Zahir Shah, had sent a four member delegation comprising Dr, Zolmai Rasool, former Afghan deputy Prime Minister Hamid Kazai, General Rahim Wardak and another person to London for mustering support of British government for holding Loya Jirga so that a broad-based government be established in Afghanistan .
The National Islamic Unity Movement of Afghanistan's foreign affairs incharge and Loya Jirga activist Shahzada Masood told The Frontier Post here on Tuesday that according to Hamid Karzai, the delegation will hold talks on August 6 and 7 with the British foreign and defence ministries regarding Afghan situation and holding of Loya Jirga.
Shahzada Masood said that the Loya Jirga is the only way for solving the Afghan crisis because the warring factions cannot solve Afghan conflict.
Regarding the sanctions and monitors on Afghan borders, the Loya Jirga activist said that the UN should impose embargo on all warring factions to end the war factors from the country.
The United Nations should strive for the solution of Afghan conflict, but not to impose sanctions on Afghan people because these sanctions are directly affecting the miserable people, he added.
Afghan politician said that the Northern Alliance is already supported the convening of Loya Jirga. He said that if Taliban refused to hold Loya Jirga, then the Afghan elders would themselves convene the grand assembly. Masood said that the American diplomat named Magee, did not hold any meeting with Ex king in Rome.
AAR Note: The Loya Jirga office in Rome has to clarify if Pakistan-based Shahzada Massood is an official spokesman of the Rome process or a self-appointed freelancer with personal opinions about Afghan issues?
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