Opposition names nominees for ACNU
Frontier Post 11/6/2001
PESHAWAR: The Northern Alliance has completed its list of nominees for the membership for an assembly entrusted with the task of forming the transitory government to fill the vacuum developed after the collapse of the Taleban regime.
Afghan reliable sources informed The Frontier Post, that in the NA-controlled town of Gulbahar, some 6o km north of the Afghan capital Kabul, that the assembly, called 'Shoura-ye-Wahdat-e-Melli-ye-Afghanistan (ShoMA) or the Council for the National Unity of Afghanistan, all Afghan ethnic, linguistic and political groups in addition to the religious minority groups i.e.
the Sikhs and the Hindus, would be represented 'as proportionally as possible.' According to a reliable source in the NA, the names of the Alliance's nominees are as follow: The ex-Jehadic Leadership Council (Shoura-ye-Qeyadi); Muhammad Muhaqqeq, Muhammad Akbari, Karim Khalili, Abdul-Aziz Shafaq, Alemi Balkhi, Sadeqi Turkaman of Hezb-e-Wahdat; Ayatullah Muhseni, Ali Jawaid, Hussain Anwari, Abdul-Hadi Hadi, Gen. Kazemi, of Harakat-e-Eslami, Musa Tawana, Engr.
Ayyub, Noorullah Emad, Qanooni, Dr Abdullah, Wali Mas'ood, Mas'ood Khalili, Sakhidad Faez of Jam'iat-e-Islami; Gen Dostam, Gen Majid Rouzi, Gen Fawzi of Jumbeh-e-Melli; Zmarak Yaser, Qeyamuddin Kashshaf, Haji Dawran, Ahmad Shah Ahmadzai, Sayyed Umar Munib of Ettehad-e-Islami; Sattar Seddiqi, Wali Muhammadi of Harakat-e-Enqelab; Salam Azimi, Ne'matullah Shahrani, M.
Wersaji, Humayoon Jarir, Hajji Qadir, Hazrat Ali, Engr.
Qarrar, Fazl Hadi Shenwari, Salam Haqqani, Jalil Shams, etc.
The list is still subject to some amendments, the source told The Frontier Post.
The Afghan Ex-King Muhammad Zaher Khan is to send an equal number of nominees to this 120-member council.
Late last month ex-King's associates who have come to be known as 'the Rome Peace Process' held extensive talks with the envoys of the Northern Alliance in Rome of Italy.
In these talks it was agreed that a 120-member council should be formed for formulating plans for the formation of an interim government to 'fill the political and administrative vacuum caused by the collapse of the Taliban regime.
The report regarding the final amendments in the list is being faxed just after a couple of days that it was announced in circles affiliated with the Alliance that deepening differences over the nominees have postponed the submission of the list to the 'Rome Peace Process' (RPP).
The agreement between NA and RPP not only caused rift in the ranks and file of the Alliance, but also caused some stir in the royalists camp.
Initially it was said that ShoMA would be empowered by the parties, i.e.
NA and RPP to select the members of a transitory government who in turn would select a head for the interim setup.
Pro-RPP elements while having strong opposition to the decision about the future government for Afghanistan being solely limited to only two of the numerous involved partied had its own interpretation of the head of the interim setup.
From their point of view Zaher Khan was and has been the consent and indisputed head of a such setup.
But the NA has its own interpretation of the agreement.
According to their understanding, Zaher Khan could only participate as a respected elder of the Afghan society rather than an already selected head.
While political personae such as Younus Qanooni and Dr. Abdullah had no problem in accepting ther former king as the head of the interim setup, the military strongman General Fahim rallies around Burhanuddin Rabbani in opposing such a role for the former king.
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