Govt has no clear strategy over enemies: MP
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): A Wolesi Jirga member from northern Balkh province on Wednesday lashed out at the government for lacking a clear strategy regarding the country’s enemies.
Abbas Ibrahimzada was talking to Pajhwok Afghan News on the sidelines of a gathering organised by the Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) allowing constituents to ask questions from lawmakers in Mazar-i-Sharif, the provincial capital.
Nearly a dozen Wolesi Jirga members had been invited to the gathering, but only Ibrahimzada turned up.
FEFA’s parliamentary observation branch spokesman Painda Hikmat told Pajhwok Afghan News the gathering was attended by provincial council members, civil society activists and common people.
He said the observation programme was aimed at promoting the culture of questions and answers sessions and strengthening relations between lawmakers and their constituents.
He said only MP Abbas Ibrahimzada attended the gathering and gave answers to questions raised about activities of the parliament during the past four years.
Ibrahimzada told Pajhwok Afghan News such gatherings had been beneficial for increasing knowledge of the youth and strengthening people’s relations with their representatives.
He said Afghanistan was currently facing key challenges like insecurity, unemployment and administrative corruption and accused the government leadership of being silent over injustices meted out to the Afghans.
The lawmaker said the government had so far no clear strategy about the country’s enemies and as a result, the security situation was deteriorating with each passing day.
A resident of Mazar-i-Sharif, Mohammad Rahim, who attended the gathering, said such events were symbolic and could not offer solutions to major problems Afghanistan faced.
However, he said if all Wolesi Jirga members from Balkh had attended the gathering, it would have somehow boosted the event’s importance.
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