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Thursday 23 January 2020

The Press office of the House of Elders

October 5, 2019


During chairpersons’ committee session of the House led by Muhammad Alam Ezadyar first deputy Speaker of the House, agenda for the upcoming sessions was decided

The session decided that in the plenary session of the House on October 6, 2019, in addition to open discussion, acting minister of telecommunication and chairman of the ATRA organization should provide information about the interruption of telecommunications networks in some provinces on the day of the presidential election and other issues, and in this day, the discussion should be on the Global Fund's privileges and immunities agreement to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Also, in the plenary session of the House on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, the House delegation report from Kazakhstan should be heard.


During the session, the Senators discussed the major challenges when issuing a Pakistani visa at the embassy in Kabul and complaints on Pakistan’s consulates in the provinces. The session decided to discuss these concerned issues through the House committee on international affairs with the Political Deputy and Chief of Consulate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Also during the Session, the Senators while reminding of the technical problems during the elections, it was emphasized that IEC should make sure transparency and fairness in counting votes so that people can believe in the functions of commissions. Moreover, It was emphasized that a panel of delegates would closely monitor the work of the electoral commissions.