MPs express grave concern over insecurity
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga (WJ) members on Saturday expressed grave concern over boiling insecurity and warned that some districts might fall to insurgents if steps were not taken to bolster law and order.
Fawzia Kofi, a lawmaker from Badakhshan, said security had deteriorated in northeastern province. Taliban had been killing innocent people in Yamangan which was captured by the group ten days back, Kofi added.
She warned more Badakhshan province might collapse if security forces did not launch operation to flush out rebels from the area.
Kofi said Taliban had been preparing for assault in Yamangan to capture more districts in the strategically important Badakhshan.
Another Lawmaker Obaidullah Barakzai said: “Since 44 days, three districts including Khas Uruzgan, Tagab, Gizab and Chora were surrounded by heavily-armed Taliban.”
He said threats posed by rebels had been discussed with the security officials several times but no action could be taken to ward-off threats.
Barakzai accused government for having no proper strategy to counter Daesh. He warned six months earlier that Islamic State (IS) was establishing its network in the country.
He said insurgents could capture more districts and provinces if the situation remained the same.
Abdul Wadud Paiman, a lawmaker from Kunduz province, said law and order had been deteriorated and people would stage uprising if government did not take immediate step to improve situation.
He said no improvement had been made to improve security, economy and tackle rampant unemployment.
Speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi also expressed concerns over worsening law and order situation in the country and asked security officials to improve security across the country.
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