12 May 2017

News Story: ‘Deteriorating Security’ In North Has (Afghan) MPs Worried

By Massoud Qiyam

A number of lawmakers in the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) on Wednesday said they are concerned about the ‘deteriorating security situation’ in northern and north-eastern parts of the country.

The MPs criticized President Ashraf Ghani for his recent remarks on corruption and said he should roll up his sleeves and do something to overcome security challenges instead of complaining about corruption in government offices.

“We had contact with our people. They had a message to the president. They said they are tired of their lives and the incumbent situation. They said they want relief from this situation,” said Fatima Aziz, an MP from Kunduz.

“There is another problem – the poor management among security forces. Meanwhile, the hiring and employment in security agencies has posed another challenge for security forces,” said Mirdad Nijrabi, head of the internal security commission of the Wolesi Jirga.

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