In The Name Of God
The Merciful and the Compassionate
And they consult each other on their all affairs.
(The Holy Quran)
Aim & Objective
National Solidarity Party of Afghanistan
The articles of platform of the National Solidarity Party of Afghanistan
Our honored country, Afghanistan has lost a part of its mundane and spiritual infrastructures during the three decades of war and crisis. Domestic and foreign tensions and conflicts have caused lots of calamities and sufferings for the residents of the country to bear. The root of the country’s steady political crisis is traceable in abstruse political and social relations prior to external factors.
Authoritarian rules have been the main cause of conflicts and foreign interventions in the country’s predestinations by propagating ignorance, prejudice and dissension, and they have also imposed a chain of internal and external conflicts on our people’s lives. In the process of the new revolutions, if the roots and sources of the crisis are not detected and remedied, we will face a new period of tension, dissension, and our people’s honor and identity degeneration.
Albeit Afghanistan has entered a new season in its social and political life, in conformity with systematizing, sovereignty of the law and keeping the peace and concord, it has been blessed. But, there will be a long way ahead to attain a happy and just life. Other societies’ experiences will be examples to the social and political crisis deliverance which can help our people keep the peace and can accelerate passing the period of chaos.
Our nation will pass the arduous tests successfully, in the case that contemporary revolutionists learn a lesson sincerely from the past for a bright future, establish foundations and bases on the basis of humanity principles and trust and believe peoples’ knowingly roles and participations for releasing the country from war to peace, from dissension to concord, from radicalism to moderation.
The recent decade’s revolutions have given our people an opportunity to experience freedom and democracy after years of war and crisis. Our people’s fundamental demands are, determining their predestinations themselves, equality of rights and justice which they have paid a burdensome price to attain them. But there will be a long arduous way ahead to achieve this goal which seems unachievable unless the entire national forces are mobilized and battled, because freedom and justice adversaries have always laid for ruining people’s happiness and honor and they have not withheld from any guile.
The employ of the new revolutions process in order to achieve national aspirations depends upon all forces’ will and decision who believe in Afghanistan’s interests, because political development is achievable only via the masses’ awareness and acumen extensions. Its prerequisite is the political and civil currents’ movements’ extensions in order to be able to pave the way for people’s knowingly presence in political and social arenas and to meet national demands. In this direction, national scholars’, intellectuals’ and elites’ participations are strong supports which can accelerate political and civil movements and can help institutionalize democratic values.
The founders of NSPA by analyzing the political situation in Afghanistan aim to integrate the talents and those who have national interest in order to make a place for their national activities through set up of political organizations. NSPA believes that these political organizations will be a place to organize the potentials in order to protect the people’s efforts and to stand against inequalities, injustice until make them wiped out.
The principles and bases of political and social thoughts of the NSPA
We consider Islam as the main sources of legislation and as a religion which has performed a fundamental role in civil, history and human’s culture and in people’s individual and social lives, and the most fundamental values of human and our national originate from this resource.
From our point of view, democracy is the best governmental system in Afghanistan which can terminate self-centered and hireling governments to pave the way for resolving the country’s constant conflicts and crisis. Establishing legitimate foundations in order to meet national demands is only possible through establishing democratic and popular system.
C: Social justice:
Social justice means giving an opportunity and equal facilities to all the citizens. It is the most fundamental mundane and spiritual development factors in the country, because people will participate and communicate more if mundane and spiritual facilities distribute justly among all the nationals of the country. It is the justice which paves the ways for improving all citizens’ talents and abilities and It makes national development and improvement possible.
D: National unity:
The people of Afghanistan, in spite of all ethnics, languages and religions diversities have experienced a living together, they have defended their national identity. We consider these diversities and varieties as the cause of country’s social and cultural enrichment and we will fight against those who seek superiority and differentiation and we consider any kinds of citizenship discrimination as an adverse action against independence and the people’s unity and we will fight against it.
Independence like freedom is a part of human innate and it is the right will of the alive and aware nations who want to determine their predestination’s themselves. Our people have indefatigably fought and have sacrificed many to achieve independence and freedom. We seek good relationship with other nationals by relying on independence principles, and we support any kinds of removing tension in the region and the world.
Policies and platforms
1. To defend the independence and the territorial integrity.
2. To strengthen the national unity.
3. To fight against any kinds of discrimination and injustice.
4. To support democracy and people’s free will.
5. To establish a sound, fair and responsible administration.
6. To build sound relationship between the people and the legitimate government.
7. To restructure the administrative units division on the basis of population.
8. To support balanced growth and development by giving priority to undeveloped areas.
9. To support the national army formed of all ethnics.
10. To support nation-wide disarmament process.
11. To support participation of all ethnics fairly in political and administrative structure.
1. To support the Charter of the United Nations, conventions and international protocols in relation with afghan constitutional.
2.To establish diplomatic relations considering national independency.
3. To support international relations expansions considering independency and non-interference in each other’s affairs.
4.To support participation of Afghanistan in political and economical organizations at regional and international level.
5.To emphasize on removal of regional disputes settlement through providing mutual respect and good neighborhood ness.
6.To support the international coalition of combating terrorism.
1.To support national economic growth and development by improving industrial infrastructures including agriculture production and services.
2.To support development of rural areas through mechanizing agriculture and animal-husbandry and providing credit facilities to villagers.
3.To support private sector growth under private sector laws.
4.To protect the environment in line with National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA) laws.
5.To support the economic policies for balanced growth.
6.To support rebuilding process and renewal of infrastructures.
7.To encourage appropriate utilization and fair distribution of national income.
8.To provide employment for all.
1.To develop national culture.
2.To encourage developing local culture.
3.Protecting the culture heritage and historical monuments.
4.To protect children’s right and providing sound educational system.
5.To provide education and literacy programs for all.
6.To provide higher education opportunities for remote areas.
7.To improve and develop educational fields at vocational and university level.
1.To support the scientific and technical inventions and innovations.
2.To respect individual and civil liberties.
3.To support freedom of speech in accordance with the law framework.
4.To support and protect women’s rights.
5.To support activities of political parties, political and civil organizations.
6.To support unions’ activities.
7.To support providing a healthy environment.
8.To support providing enough sport facilities for all.
9.To combat seriously against cultivation, production, traffic and usage of hard drugs
10.To respect and protect handicapped and senior citizen, orphans and martyrs rights.
11.To support return of immigrants lawfully and respectively and to meet the requirements of the immigrants to return.
The Articles of Association of the National Solidarity Party of Afghanistan
The people of Afghanistan have been the witness of numerous movements, internal conflicts and foreign aggressions ups and downs, but they have severely defended their independence, territorial integrity, their identity and dignity.
Although, our people have played great roles in the arduous phase of defending the independence, territorial integrity, religious and cultural holy values and have strongly resisted and have glorious sacrifices and victories while resisted bravely, however, failed to achieve their very basic human and citizenship rights during temporary or transitional stabilities. This is because the autocratic regimes governed the nation by keeping people deep in illiteracy, discrimination, poverty, corruption and discord.
Continues conflicts and crisis which are the main reasons behind the nation to be away from development, prosperity and unity; have root in foreign relations that will cause serious uncertainties to our children if not paid enough attention.
It is impossible to survive from these crises if overall change is not going to happen. Freedom, democracy, political pluralism, social justice, respect to human rights and individual values are the main drivers to tackle the conflicts and crisis. This is going to be the main challenge in front of today alerted, suffered and motivated generations.
Now that the people of Afghanistan have passed the devastation period caused by war and have started a new political and social period at indefatigable resistances costs, it is very opportune and appropriate to learn a lesson from all those past bitter revolutions and experiences for the sake of a great future.
Although the recent decade revolutionary approach have paved the way for many political, social, cultural and economical changes, but there is a long way ahead to achieve democracy, political pluralism, assuring freedom, maintaining social justice and human rights which will not be achievable unless the compassionate, intellectual, open-minded individuals.
Therefore, we do understand hat public awareness is the prerequisite of political growth and betterment of power main structure and we emphasize that people strong participation in making their own decision is the only way to realize great religious and national visions. This will not be achieved unless political, cultural and social organizations participate actively and powerfully.
The NSPA founders (by considering current situation and changes) believes that the integration of liberal, talented, motivated and attentive potential individuals in a national level is the most fundamental movement to achieve Afghans prestigious goals. NSPA believes that overall development and realization great
nation and Islamic values are impossible without professional and talented individuals’ participation purposefully and actively.
Therefore, NSPA considers their active participation in power as its responsibility in a people’s right to achieve their goals and demands approach. Democratic principles, spirit of tolerance, respect to human values and dignity are our main principles to cooperate with other national powers in parallel.
The founders of the National Solidarity Party of Afghanistan, with the help of magnified God and people’s true support is determined to start a great political, social, cultural movement by using the new opportunities and situations through organizing the loyal, aware and motivated individuals in order to be at people’s interests and the country’s all-out development.
NSPA is determined lawfully to make people take key responsibility government. NSPA will work hard to realize democracy, political pluralism, social justice, great religious and national values and promises not to enter any deal unfavorable to people’s interest.
The National Solidarity Party of Afghanistan (NSPA) endeavors to fight against any kinds of discord, oppression, discrimination, narrow-mindness and radicalism and it makes the awareness, wisdom, tolerability and dialogue the basis of its attitude and social, cultural approaches.
The National Solidarity Party of Afghanistan (NSPA) also believes that the people’s awareness and presence in political, social, cultural and economical arenas have been a strong support to achieve national and religious exalted goals and they have paved the way for the success of the national servant parties.
NSPA Articles of Association is enacted in accordance with Article 35 of Constitution of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Article 4 of political party’s law in order to commence and organize NSPA activities. NSPA is due to operate according to the articles and acts of IRA constitution, political party’s law and other relevant law in force.
The name of the party is “National Solidarity Party of Afghanistan”.
In this AoA, the name “Party” is referred to NSPA.
The party is a national level organization that pursues its goals through legitimate and negotiable political campaigns based upon voluntarily and knowingly participation of independent individuals with national spirit and faithful to democracy, political pluralism, social justice, national unity and territorial integrity. Every citizen of Afghanistan free from ethnical, religious, gender inequality and linguistic belongingness has the right to become a member to vote and to be elected in the party.
Holding a session requires the presence of at least fifty percent plus one (50%+1) of the members. Decisions and passing the resolutions are made by majority votes and consent.
The head office of the party is located in Kabul. Also the party’s branches will operate in other provinces, districts and areas.
The party’s logo reflects religious, cultural, political and economical context in following composition:
The holy word of Allah, an altar, a pen, a book, ears of wheat, an industry wheel, the earth and mentioning the name and the date of foundation.
Party’s organizational chart comprises followings:
5.District and local council
General assembly is the highest decision making body that is held every four years. Extraordinary meetings may be held earlier than usual upon the request of two thirds of head council members along with leadership council confirmation.
The members of the head council, leadership council, and provincial council, district and local council will attend the general assembly’s meetings.
Note1- The leadership council may invite national and international independent bodies to the general assembly’s meetings as guests.
Duties and authorities of the general assembly
1.Determining the general platform of the party
2.Electing the general assembly’s head board
3.Electing the head council’s members
4.hearing the party’s activities report which is presented by the leadership council’s chairman
5.Approving and modifying the party’s articles.
The general assembly, in its first meetings, under the presidency of the active chairman of the founder’s council elects the head board and approves the council’s procedures.
The founders council will undertakes the authorities and duties of general assembly i.e. in the eleventh article for the duration until the first general assembly takes place.
The founder’s council consists of 43 members from different places and social classes.
Founder’s council will announce party’s commencement officially in an inauguration ceremony after obtaining required certificate of commencement and approval of AoA.
Founder’s council will be dissolved once general assembly and head council members are formed.
Head council is the second highest decision making body. This council consists of one hundred and fifty five (155) members which is elected by general assembly in a secret or direct election for a period of four years.
Note 2:Head council members meet at least once a year.
Requirements for head council membership:
1.Afghan national with the age of not below 25.
2.Supporter of Islamic values, democracy, humanity and human rights.
3.Supporter of national interest.
4.Ability to analyze and understand Afghanistan and international politics.
5.Member should have a good personality and reputation.
6.Must not be declared as guilty or criminal against humanity by competent courts.
Duties and authorities of the head council
1.Determining and approving political platform of the party.
2.Appointment and termination of the chairman, deputy and secretary of the head council, head and members of the executive committees.
3.Approving the party’s annual budget.
4.Review the leadership council’s activities report.
5.Electing the acting head board.
6.Deciding on forming an alliance with domestic political organizations and parties.
7.Formulating and approving the procedures appertaining thereto.
8.Determining the members’ registration fees and membership fee.
Thirty five (35) members constitute the party’s leadership council, as follows:
The chairman, deputy, secretary and the chairmen of the party’s executive committees who are elected for a four year period, and it will not matter if they are elected for several times. The rest of the leadership council’s members will
be elected from the head council’s members who have the following qualifications:
1.Having the sufficient political, social and cultural knowledge and experience.
2.To be regularly present in the leadership council’s meetings.
The leadership council will be the highest decision maker of the party in a gap of holding two head council’s meetings. It will be in charge of the party’s entire affairs, and it will be responsible before the head council and the general assembly.
The leadership council will have a meeting at least once in a month. The extraordinary meetings will be held upon recommendation of the two-thirds of the members or upon the chairman’s request.
Party’s executive committees
2.Organization development committee
4.Administration and financial committee
5.Social services committee
6.Audit and inspection committee
7.Women’s affairs committee
8.Youth’s affairs committee
The leadership council’s members are in charge of the committee’s chairmanship. Vice-presidency and executive members except in some professional cases will be elected preferably out of the head council’s members.
Duties and authorities of the leadership council
1.To plan and implementation of the party’s policy.
2.To plan and estimate the party’s annual budget to the head council.
3.To review the party’s incomes and expenses.
4.Establishing relations with social and civil domestic organizations and parties in Afghanistan.
5.To sign agreements and deals with other Afghan parties and organizations on fixed and movable properties.
6.To encourage individuals and entities for their financial and spiritual support.
7.To look after party’s movable and immovable assets.
8.To approve committee’s internal regulation.
9.To form temporary executive commissions in special cases if it is required.
10.To appoint or terminate committee members.
11.To collate with other Afghan political parties and organizations.
12.To determine party’s political status and candidates support during presidential, parliamentary, provincial council, district council and mayor’s election.
13.To appoint the head of provincial district and area councils and their members.
14.To appoint the head and members of human resource within the party’s rules.
Duties and authorities of leadership council chairman
1.To head the council’s meetings.
2.To appoint or terminate the spokesman from within leadership council members.
3.To announce extraordinary meetings.
4.To report to the head council and general assembly.
5.To monitor and evaluate executive committee’s performance.
Note 3- the chairman will be held before the general assembly, head council and leadership council.
The leadership council’s deputy will act in the absence of the chairman.
Provincial council is the highest decision-making body at the province-level and will perform by forming executive committees according to the twenty third article.
The leadership council holds a meeting monthly. The extraordinary meetings will be at the request of the two-thirds of the members or chairman’s request.
Codes of conduct of provincial council are set in line with executive council and will be implemented after leadership council approval.
The members of the provincial council’s committee will be elected by the leadership council on recommendation of the provincial council’s chairman.
Provincial council will report to the leadership council and its chairman.
District and local council
The District and local council is the party’s highest decision-making body in district and local level which follows the executive committees’ procedures.
The district and local council meets once in a month. The extraordinary meetings will be held either on the request of the chairman or two-thirds of the members votes.
The codes of conduct of district and local council committees are set up in accordance with executive’s committee codes and shall be enacted on the leadership council’s approval.
The district and local membership is awarded to the candidates upon the request of the council’s head and approval of provincial leadership council.
The district and local council head shall report to the provincial head council.
Members’ qualifications and responsibilities
Every national of Afghanistan who discourages any kind of ethnical, religious, lingual and gender discrimination and provides the following qualifications, shall be awarded membership:
1.At the age of majority or eighteen plus years old.
2.Agree with the parties AoA, rules and regulations and submission of filled membership form.
3.Not being criminal of any kind to humanity, imprisoned or sentenced guilty thereof by the competent courts.
4.Supports national interest.
5.Payment of registration fees
6.Follow up the party’s confidentiality, rules and regulations
1.Support Islamic and human values.
2.Agree with the majority’s conclusions and keeps party’s confidentiality.
3.Maintain fine mental and physical health and boost up knowledge.
4.Agree with majority conclusion (one for all).
5.Pay membership fees.
An active, hardworking and creative member toward the organizational goal and culture and by the approval of the HR committee shall be awarded:
1.Certificate of appreciation
2.Promotional incentives within the party
3.Material and spiritual awards
3.Dismissal from the position.
4.Suspension of membership
5.Discharge from the party
Note 4- maximum suspension period will be one year.
Termination of the membership:
1.Misuse the party’s spiritual and material belongings.
2.Religious blasphemy and offence to public values.
3.Membership in other parties.
4.Encourage lingual, ethnical and religious tensions.
5.Disclose the party’s confidentiality.
Leadership council shall judge on the amount of penalty.
The party leader shall be accountable for financial income and expenditure during his term. Party is financed through the followings:
1.Registration and membership fees.
2.Donations by individuals or entities.
3.Revenue from party’s assets.
4.Government financial aid during election and campaigns.
5.Financial assistance by members.
Two out of 3 below are authorized to sign the Party’s agreements, confidential documents and securities:
2.The leadership council’s deputy
3.The treasurer (financial dept.)
Income and expenses shall only be entered in the books of accounts and the balance to be reported by the financial officer to the leadership council, head council and general assembly.
Note 5: NSPA shall maintain a bank account where the signed check by only two of three authorized persons (named in Article 45) to be deposited.
The party shall be dissolved by at least two-thirds of the general assembly’s discretion under following circumstances:
1.Internal conflict within the party that halts achieving party’s overall goal.
2.The party’s activity contradicts the afghan constitution.
All party’s properties will be confiscated by the government in the event of dissolution.
Party may use different mediums of communication such as publications, websites, and media to reach its goals and objectives to public.
This AoA comprises five (5) chapters, fifty (50) articles and five (5) notes and shall be enacted after founder’s approval and obtaining commencement certificate.