Divergence among leaders behind boiling insecurity: WJ
Ghulam Hussain Naseri, Wolesi Jirga member, told the house: “Weak performance of the government and differences between President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah has paved way for insecurity and rise of Daesh in the country.”
“If not directly, then the government has a role in insecurity indirectly,” he added.
Abdul Latif Pedram, another lawmaker, said the president and the CEO had taken the government hostage and were locked in a sort of battle over distribution of power. “Last night, 30 people were kidnapped in Badakhshan and 10 were beheaded. This was done by Daesh group,” he claimed.
Pedram warned the government was losing legitimacy since the security situation was deteriorating on a daily basis.
Babur Farahmand, a legislator from Faryab, questioned security forces’ performance in thwarting terrorist attack on Balkh province’s attorney general office. “The non-professional response of security forces to Balkh attack gave rise to casualties.”
More than 20 people were killed and 70 more wounded in Balkh attack.
Wolesi Jirga Speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi also expressed concerns about the ongoing law and order situation, asking the administrative board of the house to summon security officials to the house.
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