‘Senate chairman’s brother accused of having links with terrorists’
KABUL (Pajhwok): The 1st Deputy Speaker of Wolesi Jirga Haji Zahir Qadir on Saturday alleged that the prime suspect involved in suicide attacks in eastern Nangarhar province was residing in the house of Chairman Senate Fazal Hadi Muslimyar’s brother.
He said security officials were ordered to stay away from searching the house of Younis, the brother of Muslimyar, for three hours before they were allowed to enter the house.
He said two suspects having hands in recent incidents of violence in Nangarhar were living in the house of Muslimyar’s brother Younis who is the commander of 02 brigade of Public Order Police.
He accused Muslimyar of his involvement in suicide and other kinds of attacks, adding that chairman senate was blacklisted by the US.
Earlier, Mohammad Naeem Lalai Hameedzai, a lawmaker from southern Kandahar province had said that security officials surrounded the house of Younis to conduct a search but then the officials were allowed after three hours.
He said the perpetrators behind recent attacks in Nangarhar had fled the house of Younis before the security officials entered his house.
But Chairman Senate Fazal Hadi Muslimyar rejected the allegations leveled against him as baseless and untrue. He said he would present himself for trial if the allegations were proved.
He asked the government to take action against baseless allegations otherwise the Wolesi Jirga, its members, and leadership would face the consequences.
He demanded the lower house leadership to present evidence in support of the allegations against him. Haji Qader said he had enough evidence and security institutions were collecting more proofs in this regard.
Earlier, Hasib Sadiqui, spokesman of the National Directorate of Security (NDS), rejected chairman senate and his family members had any links to terror.
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