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Parliamentarians drum up support for security forces

Parliamentarians drum up support for security forces

Jan 12, 2015 - 17:03

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Some members of the Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon -- lower house of the parliament -- on Monday donated their 10 days salary to families of martyred and wounded security officials.

The lower house established a special fund to help relatives of slain and injured security personnel. At least 10 MPs, including two womeninfo-icon, wore security uniforms, to express solidarity with the armed forces.     

Farkhanda Zahra Naderi, a lawmaker from Kabul, presented a resolution that was unanimously approved by the lower house. The resolution urged the government to draw a line of distinction between the enemies and friends of Afghanistaninfo-icon.

It said the perpetrators of terrorist activities could neither be called brothers nor political opponents. The resolution urged the government to acknowledge sacrifices of security officials for defending their motherland.

The resolution said families of martyred and wounded security forces should be looked after and their economic and legal needs met by the government without any delay.

“We, the members of the lower house, are bound to contribute to the special fund that has been created for supporting relatives of martyrs and wounded security officials,” it added.

A lawmaker from Kabul, Abdul Qadir Zazai Watandost who wore a police uniform, said: “Our support for security forces will persist; we will visit security forces to study their situation.”

Ghulam Siddique Siddiqui, spokesman for the interior ministry, was also present in the lower house. He lauded the support of public representatives to the security forces.  




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