Wolesi Jirga members anguished by child’s kidnap-slaying
KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday accused security officials of negligence in protecting people’s lives and properties, asking the government to punish the kidnappers and murderers of 12 years old Abasin.
Abasin was kidnapped in the Kart-i-Naw area of Kabul about two months ago. A few days after his abduction, the kidnappers cut off one of his fingers. The boy was later killed after being severely tortured.
The kidnappers had sought a huge ransom from Abasin’s family in exchange for his release. The body of the child was found in the Khak-i-Jabbar district of the capital two days ago.
Gen. NazifaZaki, a public representative from Kabul, said: “People’s lives and assets are not safe even in the capital of the country. Everyday kidnapping incidents are reported from different areas.
“If you cannot prevent terrorism, you can crack down on organised crimes,” she said, addressing the government. All lawmakers wanted the government to try detained kidnappers and award them deterrent punishment, she added..
“Only a mother can feel the anguish of Abasin’s family. Bringing up a child is very difficult but they are kidnapped and then brutally killed as result of the negligence of security forces,” the woman lawmaker observed.
Fawzia Kofi, another lawmaker, condemned the kidnapping and killing of Abasin and asked security forces to take measures against the perpetrators of such offenses, no matter how well-connected they were.
She said such incidents happen in a few kilometers of the presidential palace but no one was there to respond.
Kofi urged administrative board of the lower house and government officials to pay attention to improving the security situation across the country, particularly in the capital.
Wolesi Jtirga Speaker Abdur Rauf Ibrahimi also condemned the incident. “It is really regrettable. All Afghans share the agony of the affected family,” he observed, directing the internal security commission to investigate the incident and share its report with MPs.
Ibrahimi accused the Kabul-based security officials of showing gross negligence and asked government leaders and the Ministry of Interior (MoI) to take special measures for the protection of people’s lives.
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