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MPs accused of not keeping their promises in Zabul

MPs accused of not keeping their promises in Zabul

Nov 30, 2011 - 17:50

QALAT (PANinfo-icon): Residents of northern Kabulinfo-icon province complained elected Members Parliament (MPs) they had voted, had forgotten them.

According to locals, those MPs had promised them for several things during election campaign but once they elected, they forgot everything.

They must visit the province to see and solve people’s problems when the parliament was not in session or they were free, locals demanded.

Their representatives had made false promises to them, Muhammad Akram, resident of provincial capital Qalat told Pajhwok Afghan News.

All of their MPs had shifted to central capital Kabul when they were elected while no one returned to the province except one female MP Zahra, he said.

Four MPs including three male and one female are representing the province in Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon.

All candidates had promised them they would pay attention to their problems but the elected members forgot people and their problems now, Akram said.

“We were well aware, the MPs will fail to fulfill their promises,” Abdul Hakeem from Mezana district of the province said, adding although they were very busy from the day one as they had to do many work but still they must paid attention to their problems too.

According to Zar Bibi, member of provincial council, their MPs had done nothing for them during last six months.

“We had so many dreams but I deeply regret, nothing come true,” she said.

If those members stayed in the parliament, they would destroy the province, Zar Bibi said.

Rejecting the locals’ claims, those MPs said they were trying to solve problems of the people.

Abdul Qadir Qalatwal, MP representing the province in Wolesi Jirga and Secretary of the House said he had tried several times to visit his constituency to listen to his voters but failed to do so due to some important official works.

Some of those works were Speakers’ Election, delay in introducing acting Ministers for votes and Special Court verdict, he explained.

Once those problems were solved, he would visit the province to listen to his voters and would pay attention to them, he promised.

Although they had not visited the province but still they had solved some of the problems which related to government departments in central capital Kabul, Qalatwal claimed.

“I promise my people of my province again that I am committed to them and will work for them,” he assured.



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