Senate asks govt to improve security countrywide
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of Meshrano Jirga or upper house of parliament members on Sunday expressed grave concern over spiraling insecurity in the country and stressed the government to improve security throughout the country.
Lutfullah Baba, senator from Nangarhar, said: “Islamic State (IS) members are active in 14 districts of Nangarhar province. They are from Afridi and Orakzi tribes and stationed there with the support of Pakistan.”
He said security situation was worsening in the province by each passing day and the central government didn’t care about law and order there.
Baba said IS members were busy recruiting more members while the government was busy in power sharing.
Kabul people’s representative Farhad Sakhi said IS recruitments have increased and the government must stop their extension otherwise the group would occupy large areas.
He asked government officials and relevant security organs to adopt measures to counter rise of the group.
His colleague from Baghlan province Mohammad Faisal accused security officials on negligence and said: “We have repeatedly shared our concerns with security organs about fall of Chardara district to Taliban but unfortunately they did not pay attention.”
If the government do not take serious steps to improve security situation other areas would also fall to militants, Faisal said.
The Meshrano Jirga secretary and representative of Qunduz province Abdullah Qarlaq said he had expressed his concerns about security situation in his province but no measures had been taken.
He said currently 60 Afghan security personnel were surrounded by Taliban militants in Ghulam Ali hill close to Kunduz City. Dasht-i-Archi district has also surrounded by Taliban and might fall to insurgents if the government did not take urgent steps to improve security, Qarlaq added.
A lawmaker from Paktia province Juma Din Gayanwal said: “The government has sidelined the nation. The country may fall to enemy control if the current situation continues unchecked.”
The Meshrano Jirga speaker Fazal Hadi Muslimyar also expressed concern on deteriorated law and order in the country and said the government was responsible to ensure peace and stability in the country.
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