‘Some MPs meddling in Nangarhar affairs’
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga or upper house of parliament complaints commission has accused some lawmakers from eastern Nangarhar province of meddling in the province’s administrative affairs.
Zalmai Zabuli, the commission’s head, and six other senators on Wednesday visited Nangarhar where they assessed security related problems and the performance of local departments.
The commission found that insecurity in some districts, problems in the education sector and the lack of sufficient police personnel were main problems the Nangarhar administration faced.
Zabuli told local officials and residents: “Our investigations show some media outlets in Kabul and some lawmakers from Nangarhar are portraying a negative image of the security situation in the province.”
“Some Nangarhar lawmakers in the National Assembly are interfering in the province’s affairs,” he added, without naming anyone. Zabuli said security in Nangarhar was generally better and insecurity remained in some districts.
“Problems exist in some departments. We have asked officials, elders and civil society members in Nangarhar to visit Kabul after Eid and we’ll convey their grievances to the government officials concerned.”
Another member of the delegation, Lotfullah Baba, told Pajhwok Afghan News residents of some districts suffered due infighting between illegal armed groups.
Governor Salim Khan Kunduzi did not deny insecurity in the province and said government’s writ prevailed in all the districts and no district was in danger of falling.
“We shared some of our problems with the delegation and assured them that even in insecure areas police have been able to provide security for residents.”
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