Obama tells Karzai to end corruption, drug trade for semblance of legitimacy of government.Byline: ANI
Washington, Nov. 3 (ANI): President Barack Obama has told Hamid Karzai Hamid Karzai (Persian and Pashto: حامد کرزي) (b. December 24, 1957) is the current President of Afghanistan, since December 7, 2004. He became the dominant political figure after the removal of the Taliban regime. to get rid of widespread corruption and the drug trade during his new term as the Afghanistan president.
Obama's admonishment for starting the "new chapter" in the legitimacy of the Afghan government came during his congratulatory call to Karzai on Monday after he was officially declared the winner of the much-disputed presidential election.
Afterwards, Obama told reporters that he is seeking "a sense on the part of President Karzai that, after some difficult years in which there has been some drift, that in fact he's going to move boldly and forcefully forward and take advantage of the international community's interest in his country to initiate reforms internally. That has to be one of our highest priorities."
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Also, some western officials would like at least a few "blatantly corrupt" people arrested in the Afghan government.
On the international community's wish list are-Karzai's brother, Ahmed Wali Karzai Ahmad Wali Khan Karzai, younger brother of Hamid Karzai, president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is the representative for southern Afghanistan in Kandahar. Ahmad Wali Khan Karzai was chosen as a representative of Kandahar province for the 2002 Loya jirga and also the , a suspected player Afghanistan's illegal opium opium, substance derived by collecting and drying the milky juice in the unripe seed pods of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum. Opium varies in color from yellow to dark brown and has a characteristic odor and a bitter taste. trade, Gen.
Abdul Rashid Dostum Abdul Rashid Dostum (born 1954) is a general and Chief of Staff to the Commander in Chief of the Afghan National Army. His role as the Chief of Staff, however, is often viewed as ceremonial.  He is the principal leader of Afghanistan's Uzbek community. , accused of involvement in the killings of thousands of Taliban prisoners of war prisoners of war, in international law, persons captured by a belligerent while fighting in the military. International law includes rules on the treatment of prisoners of war but extends protection only to combatants. ; and Marshal Muhammad Qasim Fahim, a former defense minister who is also suspected of drug trafficking.
"A couple of high-profile heads on a platter would be nice," said one European diplomat. This summer, Obama even called for an investigation of General Dostum.
However, Karzai allowed the general to return from exile and reinstated him to his government position. (ANI)
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