Grand Jaafarite Shiite Mufti Sheikh Ahmed Qabalan urged all political leaders in Lebanon to facilitate the government formation, blasting at what he described as “corrupt lobbying” tearing up the country, the National News Agency reported on Tuesday.
“The game of dictates and personal interests has pictured the country as a swamp soaked in waste, darkness and deals. Enough killing for this nation through the corrupt lobbying that shylessley ravage this country,” said Qabalan.
Qabalan appealed in his sermon during prayers at Imam al-Hussein mosque in Burj al-Barajneh for “political and religious authorities to work together with honesty in order to remove obstacles hampering the lineup and to provide all the necessary facilities for the establishment of a government of national unity.”
The Sheikh said the new government should be capable of “building an effective state, should have vision of economic development away from mentalities of distribution of shares and spoils.”
Qabalan also voiced calls for the “safe return of Syrian refugees, away from political agendas,” he said.
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