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Patang spurns vote, promises legal challenge (Video)

Patang spurns vote, promises legal challenge (Video)

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Jul 23, 2013 - 10:59

KABUL (PAN): Calling his dismissal a conspiracy, Interior Minister Lt. Gen. Mujtaba Patang on Monday vowed to raise a legal challenge to the Wolesi Jirga’s move.

While bringing a no-confidence motion against him, lawmakers accused the minister of committing massive corruption and showing incompetence in dealing with security threats.

The decision to table the no-trust vote came two days ago when Patang did not appear and sent his deputy to brief the assembly on the security situation in the country.

But the minister spurned the parliamentary decision as unjust, calling it a joint conspiracy by drug smugglers, private security firms and some political circles.

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