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Sunday 16 December 2018

Press Office of the House of Elders

December 2, 2018

 

During Plenary Session of the House of Elders chaired by Muhammad Alam Ezad Yar, along of hearing report of the House delegation from different visits, discussion was regarding concerned issues of the country.

 


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During open part of the Session, the Upper House supported every steps that helps toward the peace and stability in Afghanistan which are strived inside the country and in abroad, and the global community is expected to help the Afghan government in the process. But a number of Senators have criticized the composition of the Consultative Peace Council which recently established by the president Ghani, saying that they should include influential and prominent people in order to be acceptable to the people and the armed opposition.

 

During the Session, a number of senators criticized night-time military operations that caused civilian casualties and said that more than thirty civilians have lost their lives in a night raid in Helmand province; and continuing this situation will increase the gap between the people and the government, which should be explicitly investigated and punished the perpetrators, also in case of inaccuracy in such operations, it is better not to perform night raid.

 


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Moreover, during the Session, the Senators discussed regarding the election issue and said that Election laws is violated during primary election results, and criticized the electoral commissions to separate the clean votes from the sake one so that the real representatives of the people would come to the Wolesi Jirga of the National Assembly.

 

During the Session, The Senators discussed about arrest of some unarmed gunmen in the northern part of the country and emphasized that this process will be effective when other unarmed armed men, including the son of Akhtar Mohammad Ibrahim Khel in Mazar-e-Sharif and commander Mirwais in Baghlan province should also be arrested and trailed.

Furthermore, during the Session, the Senators considered merge of Afghanistan Land Authority with Ministry of Urban Affairs as a controversial issue.

 

Moreover, during the Session, the Senators discussed regarding the sale of children in Badghis and Herat provinces, the increase in insecurity and the displacement of people in Faryab province, and the plight of several people in starvation and blockade of roads to the people by the Taliban in these provinces, emphasis on the development and marketing of Saffron crops in Herat province,

 Expressing condolence regarding death of Pashto language poet, emphasis for releasing of the students who were involved in the incident at Hostel of Kabul University, investigating allegations against the Head of the football federation about the abuse of the Women's female football team, criticizing some of the social media activists to raise ethnical issues other related concerned issues were raised in the Session.

 

In conclusion part of the Session, Second Deputy Speaker of the House of Elders concluded the Session and discussed about the above raised concerned issues in the Session.


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Also, Senator Muhammad Hassan Hotak presented report of the House delegation participation at the 10th Consultative Assembly of Parliamentarians on the International Criminal Court and the Rule of Law (CAP –ICC) and 40th Annual Forum of Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA) which took place from 16 – 17 November 2018, in Verkhovna Rada, Kyiv, Ukraine.

 

At the end, Senator Muhammad Hanif Hanafi presented surveillance report of the Senate commission of hearing complain from the Pole Charkhi prision.

 

According to other news, some members of the Youth Convergence Organs within the framework and program of the House Directorate of Info and public Relations has visited the Senate and checked the Plenary Session process of the House of Elders. Senator Gulali Akbari Deputy of the House Commission of Defense affairs and Taimor Shah Qawim Deputy of the House Secretariat presented information regarding the Meshran o Jirga and their activities.