Protest held outside parliament for passengers' release
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of protesters on Saturday blocked the way leading to parliament house, demanding the release of 31 passengers kidnapped two months back from Kabul-Kandahar Highway by armed gunmen.
However, lawmakers entered the house from another gate and the session was formally initiated.
As many as 31 passengers were on their way from Herat to Kabul when armed insurgents picked them from buses in Shah Joy district of Zabul province.
Enraged demonstrators blocked the way to parliament and chanted slogans: “Terrorists are committing crimes and the government is backing them.”
Safar Ali, a fiery protester, said parliament the way to parliament would be blocked until they were assured of safe release of passengers.
Shakila Ibrahimi, a Wolesi Jirga member from Logar province, supported the protesters and asked the government to take measures for early release of passengers.
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