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Friday 15 January 2021

The press office of the Meshrano Jirga

January 5, 2021

In the plenary session of the Meshrano Jirga on Tuesday led by the speaker of the House, besides open discussion, The Wolesi Jirga's plan to retain the Deputy Ministry of Islamic Education within the framework of the Ministry of Education was approved. 


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The plan of the members of the Wolesi Jirga to retain the Deputy Ministry of Islamic Education within the framework of the Ministry of Education and the way of teaching in schools up to the third grade, which was studied in the commissions, was presented in the session by the chairman and secretary of the commission for education, culture, education and higher education and was approved with some amendments.  

In the open part of the session, some senators called the US Secretary of State's remarks about the Taliban and the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan irresponsible and in line with the Taliban, saying the United States must keep its obligations under the Kabul-Washington Security Agreement because the Taliban are not honest to their commitments, and after reaching an agreement with the United States, instead of reducing violence, they have steadily increased killings and not cute their ties with other terrorist groups, and the majority of the 5,000 Taliban prisoners released have returned to the battlefield and played an active role in assassinations and insecurity.  

The senators also discussed the negotiating team of the GoIRA that left for Doha today to advance the second round of talks with the Taliban. They demanded that at this stage, as in the past, while maintaining coordination, unity, and agreement of opinion in the negotiations, and considering the rights of women and human rights should also defend the achievements of the last two decades and the values of the constitution and agree with the Taliban on a ceasefire that is the will of all the people of Afghanistan.

Moreover, the Senators while commenting on remarks made yesterday by Interior Minister Massoud Andarabi and Ahmad Zia Siraj, head of Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS) in the Wolesi Jirga, security officials said that the Taliban were planning not for peace but


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 spring attacks and were ready for a war. They called on all citizens to strengthen the lines of the defense, security, and intelligence forces and to mobilize against terrorist groups. They also called on the security forces to step up their clean-up operations to crack down on terrorists during the cold season to address these threats. The senators also considered the situation of IDPs in different parts of the country as worrying and called on the responsible institutions to pay attention to their living conditions. The senators also criticized the rise in food and fuel prices, calling for price controls by the authorities. At the meeting, members of House once again expressed their support for the security and defense forces, recalling the functions of the meeting at 6:30 in the morning and said that Kabul police recently seizes a Taliban safe house containing magnetic mines with four terrorists, which is a good achievement and the citizens should increase their cooperation in identifying terrorists and providing accurate and reliable security information 

At the end of open discussions, Fazl Hadi Muslimyar, Speaker of the Meshrano Jirga, while repeating his support for the negotiating delegation of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, expressed hope that the delegation would consider the proposals of the Loya Jirga National Consultative Assembly and the National Assembly to protect the constitution and the role of the armed forces and in this round, both sides agree on a comprehensive ceasefire. Speake of the House praised the bravery and sacrifices of the country's defense, security and intelligence forces and highlighted their sacrifices in protecting the country's territorial integrity. Moreover, he expressed his grief over the martyrdom of seven citizens who are said to have died in a terrorist incident in Pakistan's Baluchistan province and expressed his condolences to the families of the martyrs and called on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to follow up on the incident and share its details with the people.

The Speaker expressed his hope that the United States would refrain from a double policy in Afghanistan and fulfill its responsibilities under the Strategic Pact with the Government of Afghanistan, and whenever the US authorities are proud of the fact that American soldiers are not killed, they should not forget the victims of the Afghan people who are being martyred every day under various pretexts. He also stressed that the government should pay serious attention to ensuring the security of citizens, especially academics, the media, and civil society activists. Furthermore. Speaker of the House while congratulating the beginning of the celebration of the country's Constitution Week, he reaffirmed the


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 commitment of the Senate to implement it as well as possible. The Speaker of the House reminded the residents of Hesar shahi of the Rudat district of Nangarhar province of the protests against the operation of the 02 unit and the casualties of civilians and stressed that the authorities should stop such operations; Because its continuation will cause more inconvenience to the people and will create a gap between them and the government. Finally, it was assigned to the relevant commissions to follow up the complaints of the teachers of the College for education and the increase in the price of food and fuel together with the relevant officials.