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Tuesday 27 October 2020

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October 11, 2020

In the plenary session of the Meshrano Jirga led speaker of the House, MPs discussed the current situation of the country.


In open discussions, senators called the security situation in Badakhshan, Uruzgan, and Sar-e-Pul provinces worrying, saying that the role of the Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Security Affairs of the Ministry of Interior, and the Governor of Takhar had been very effective in improving the security situation in Takhar province, which effective security measures must be taken in other unsecured provinces. It was said at the session that US President Donald Trump had emphasized the withdrawal of US troops by the beginning of the New Year and that there were reports that US forces stationed at the Bagram military base were demolishing some of the buildings in which they were present. Some members said that the United States should act following the Kabul-Washington security agreement on how to withdraw from Afghanistan and how to hand over military bases to the country's security forces. 

At a session, some senators stressed the need to resolve differences between the negotiating team of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban, saying that in the past the group emphasized Islamic issues in talks and now the Taliban based their agreement with the United States. Their act is shameful and they should avoid their interests and think of national issues and religious guidance.

At the session, the senators discussed on the second anniversary of the martyrdom of Maj. Gen. Abdul Raziq Khan, former police chief of Kandahar province and his heroism during his duties, and the death of General Azamuddin Khan, one of the prominent figures of jihad and resistance. The senators added that The government is obliged to report to the people the causes and factors of the assassination of General Raziq.


 A number of senators have warned of a second wave of coronavirus in the country, saying it requires citizens to follow health advice and noted that the Meshrano Jirga should admire from the work and services of doctors and health personnel who have worked and taken action in the first wave of the corona. furthermore, in today's session, the International Girl's Day was reminded and emphasized that the government should facilitate the education of girls in all parts of the country and that parents should take responsibility for sending their daughters to school.

Summarizing the discussions, Fazl Hadi Muslim Yar, Speaker of the Meshrano Jirga, assured the Senate of the support of the defense and security forces and said that the senators' views on the security situation will be sent to the relevant organs and will be shared with the president at an appropriate time. Also, recalling the effective role of the Chief of Staff and Governor of Takhar province in clearing the region of terrorists, the Speaker said, "We expect the war in the country to end because the people of Afghanistan have been burned by the fire for many years and need peace  

Fazal Hadi Muslimyar, while encouraging doctors and health personnel to fight the coronavirus and other diseases, said that the services of the doctors were not far from the sight of the Senate and they are always appreciated. The Speaker of the Senate, while expressing his condolences to the family and people of Kandahar province on the second anniversary of the martyrdom of General Abdul Raziq, one of the patriotic son of the country, reminded him of one of the country's heroes and said that the government should present its performance report on the case of General Abdul Raziq martyrdom to the people.



Commenting on Donald Trump's remarks about the early withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, Muslim Yar said, "We have mutual commitments with foreign forces stationed in Afghanistan that will be dealt with according to the agreement." and rumors of the demolition of some buildings in the Bagram, if this claim is true, would be considered it an inappropriate act. and urged the House Commission on Foreign Affairs to investigate the matter and find the truth. Furthermore, in today's session, the draft budget for the middle of the fiscal year 1399 was introduced to the members of parliament and was sent to the National Economy, Finance, and Budget Commission to collect the views of the senators in connection with it and send them to the Wolesi Jirga. 

In another part of the session, Engineer Hasibullah Kaleem Zai, Chairman of the International Affairs Committee, presented a report from his visit to the United States on the possibility of corruption in the construction of the Afghan embassy wall in Washington. He said that he had followed up the case of construction of the wall around the Afghan embassy in Washington, which had been made news by media, and had gathered a lot of documents and evidence about that indicating, that some media’s claims about the corruption in the construction of the surrounding wall were incorrect, but corruption in the project cannot be rejected, Because all the procurement laws have been violated and the project has been considered by the Afghan National Procurement Committee, and without any prior calculations, about $ 1.8 million was deposited in the bank account of the Afghan ambassador to the United States by the National Procurement Committee, and the authority for this budget has been given to Shad Mohammad Sargand, Advisor to the President. The commission will conduct further investigations and will provide sufficient evidence, documents, and evidence to the Attorney General's Office.


The chairman of the International Affairs Commission added that the Afghan embassy in the United States, which is one of the most important political missions in the country, demands that it fulfills its great responsibilities in the current critical situation. Unfortunately, there is no atmosphere of cooperation and trust between the ambassador and his staff, and they all seek to depersonalize each other, which the president, the National Security Council, and the Ministry of Foreign affairs must address to solve the chaos at the Afghan embassy in Washington. 

He also said that he had met separately with members of the International Senate Committee, the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Asian Affairs, and the staff of the National Security Council. And had productive discussions on strengthening and expanding parliamentary relations, and discussed the current situation in Afghanistan, the issue of war and peace, women's rights, the achievements of recent years, and strengthening and equipping Afghanistan's armed forces