MPs see public uprisings dangerous
KABUL (PAN): Some Meshrano Jirga members on Sunday said they believed the recent public uprisings against the Taliban were not useful but instead dangerous for the country and could create problems for the government in future.
The first public uprising against the Taliban began nearly two months ago in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province. Later, the movement spread to Faryab, Pakita, Laghman and Hisarak district of Nangarhar.
“The upraising is a result of government’s failure to keep security residents,” a senator from Panjshir province, Mohammad Faizi, told lawmakers during Sunday’s session of the upper house.
“The revolt is not in the interest of the country. The history shows such movements had negative impact in the long run,” he said, accusing intelligence agencies of neighbouring countries of having a hand.
Lawmaker from Kabul Sohaila Sharifi said also claimed foreign intelligence agencies were behind the uprisings. She did not go into details. The people of Ghazni rose in arms against the rebels, but the government did not support them, she said.
A public representative from Kandahar, Bismilllah Afghanmal, expressed his concern over the ongoing armed resistance against the rebels.
“As western forces are preparing to leave Afghanistan, they want to leave behind a country plagued by racism and ethnic disputes,” he said.
He suggested a parliamentary committee should be created to monitor the uprising and determine who were behind it.
“It is not clear whether the government would have the power to control such movements in the future,” another lawmaker from Badakhshan, Gulalai Akbari, said.
“The government should not be happy with the upraising. The armed groups could turn their guns on the government too in future,” she remarked.
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