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Elements trying to weaken govt be exposed: Senate

Elements trying to weaken govt be exposed: Senate

Oct 13, 2015 - 19:56

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Senate Chairman Fazl Hadi Muslimyar on Tuesday asked the government to expose individuals within the system working to promote the interest of outsiders and terrorist organizations.

Addressing the general session of Meshrano Jirgainfo-icon, he said individuals trying to weaken the government and serve anti-state elements were the enemies of Afghanistaninfo-icon.

“Some people despite being part of the three branches of the government have shown support for terrorist organizations, which is an irresponsible act. We consider such people as the enemy of Afghanistan and nothing else,” he said.

Lawmaker Rahmatullah Asakzai said insecurity had multiple factors and one of them was the existence of traitors in the government.

He said if such people were identified, most of the issues related to security would be resolved.

Senator Nisar Ahmad Haris criticised a statement by the US Embassy about possible attacks on UN offices in Kabul and other parts of the country.

Haris said such statement spread fear among people and should be avoided in future.

The US Embassy in Kabul has warned the UN that suicide bombers are planning to attack its offices in Kabul, asking Americans to avoid visiting these facilities.

The US Embassy claimed receiving reliable information that central and other offices of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) could possibly be attacked by suicide bombers in coming days.

Muslimyar condemned Talibaninfo-icon’s threats to two TV channels ---Tolo and ITV --- but said the two media houses had some problems which needed to be addressed.

He also expressed his concern over the role of some media outlets and social media networks as their activities harmed political system of the country.

The Senate chairman termed the report about the rape of girls at a Kunduz University hostel as baseless, saying the girls were on leave for Eid holidays and such reports harmed the honour of university students.


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