Security bosses strongly react to Qadir remarks
KABUL (Pajhwok): Security bosses on Tuesday strongly reacted against yesterday’s remarks by Haji Zahir Qadir, saying such irresponsible statements were intolerable.
Wolesi Jirga’s first deputy speaker Haji Zahir Qadir on Monday alleged the leaders of Daesh were in Kabul and supported by the National Security Council (NSC), an allegation the NSC rejected as baseless and far from reality.
Speaking at lower house session, Qadir questioned where from the IS fighters received modern equipment like heavy weapons, including anti-aircraft machineguns, tanks, etc.
Qadir said he had evidence that showed the NSC’s involvement in supporting militants and he would expose the body at an accurate time.
“I swear the leaders of Daesh are settled in Kabul, they move to foreign embassies and to our security institutions.”
Speaking at a press conference in Kabul, Interior Minister Noorul Haq Ulumi said the Afghan security forces were giving the supreme sacrifices for the defence of the country and accusing by such irresponsible remarks could not be tolerated.
Ulumi asked for evidence about support for insurgents in security sectors, saying the evidence should be submitted to the security and judiciary organs for urgent investigation, otherwise shun such irresponsible remarks should be avoided.
National Directorate of Security (NDS) chief Rahmatullah Nabeel said it was injustice to blame security and defence forces at a time when they needed to be supported.
He said influential figures trying to protect their areas by taking guns was good but on the condition to be under a legal framework.
Following Qadir’s remarks, the Presidential Palace issued a statement, strongly opposing the establishment of militias which the palace created several problems including insecurity, harassing people and weakening the law enforcement.
Nabeel said after military operations in Pakistan, in addition to Taliban and local terrorists, some regional and international terrorists also entered Afghanistan, but Daesh could not find a foothold in the country due to sacrifices of the Afghan security forces.
More than 450 members of Daesh or so-called Islamic state (IS) have been killed and dozens of the group’s key members have been detained by the security personnel, he said.
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