Senate summons NSC advisor, Paktika governor
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga or upper house of parliament on Tuesday summoned National Security Council (NSC) advisor and governor Paktika to update the august house regarding allegations of distributing $200,000 to Daesh in southeastern Paktika province.
According to reports, Governor Abdul Karim Matin alleged that the NSC had disbursed the amount among families that belonged to Daesh. The issue dominated the upper house session today.
Mohammad Rahim Hassan Yar, a representative from Ghazni, said Daesh group was established to destroy Afghanistan therefore the NSC should clear the allegations of distributing money to the group’s families.
Juma Din Gyanwal, a representative from Paktika, denied the allegations and said that the governor did not have any proof to support his allegations.
He said the NSC provided financial assistance to refugee families in Paktika and few other districts. “A government delegation extended assistance to refugee families who came from North Waziristan and South Waziristan. I know them personally that neither they belong to Al-Qaeda nor Daesh”, he noted.
Javed Raouf, another representative from Herat province, praised the governor for taking a bold step of disclosing NSC’s plot.
Mohammad Asif Sadiqi, second deputy of upper house who presided over today’s session, said the NSC advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar had been asked to clarify the charges in committee’s head meeting.
The upper house members noted that both Atmar and Matin should be summoned to general meetings in upper house to explain their positions.
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