KABUL - The Afghanistan National Front (ANF) on Saturday said the international community was disappointed with Afghanistan over widespread administrative corruption and infiltration of insurgents into government departments.
The Taliban and other militant groups had sneaked into the government, an issue affecting the administration's performance and strength, ANF leader Ahmad Zia, also a former vice-president, Massoud told a news conference in Kabul.
He linked rebels' infiltration into government departments to a palpable lack of coordination between Afghan rulers and the international community. Even government policies were framed in a way that protected Taliban's interests, he alleged.
Over past decade, the government had failed to put in place a fair, competent and clean administration, tackle graft and enforce the rule of law, said Masood, a brother of Afghan national hero Ahmad Shah Massoud.
The situation had frustrated the global fraternity that tended to plan an early troop withdrawal from the country, he believed, warning the pullout would result in a 50 percent decrease in foreign aid.
Afghanistan, if abandoned by the world once again, could be isolated politically and economically, he feared, urging Afghans and the international community to help introduce reforms and back political forces that wanted the country to move forward.
Massoud asked the government to pave the way for holding the next presidential ballot, due in 2014, in a free, fair and transparent manner. A president elected fairly would resolve the current problems, he hoped. (Pajhwok)