WJ set to discuss crucial subject on Saturday
KABUL (Pajhwok): Speaker of Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament on Wednesday asked all lawmakers to attend general session of the house on Saturday to decide about continuation of their work beyond June 22.
About the fate of Wolesi Jirga beyond June 22, a date that the incumbent parliament’s term gets over, the Speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi said: “The president’s recent actions about Wolesi Jirga legitimacy are indeed insult to the people of Afghanistan and disrespect to constitution.”
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has recently met with several influential groups including representatives of civil society, discussing the fate of parliament beyond June 22.
“With utmost negligence, the government did not conduct elections and now wants to have other institutions next to it illegally,” he added.
Last week, the house speaker had warned the government that no institution including the president had the right to take decision about the work of Wolesi Jirga.
“The unity government is not constitutional and was formed based on a political understanding. Now that the nation has accepted them does not mean that anything they do the people would remain silent,” he warned.
At today’s session, Ibrahimi asked lawmakers to be present on Saturday’s session and decide about their work beyond June 22.
Abdul Satar Khawasi, lawmakers from central Parwan province, said the government did not have the right to take decision about the future of lower house.
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