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Abbasi asked Kabul to remove Gen. Raziq, claim MPs

Abbasi asked Kabul to remove Gen. Raziq, claim MPs

Apr 16, 2018 - 20:33

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon (lower house) members on Monday said they were concerned about the security situation in southern Ghazni province and claimed the Pakistaninfo-icon prime minister who recently visited Kabul had called for the removal of Kandahar police chief.

Lawmaker Ibadullah Mohammadi from northern Samangan province told today’s session that Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had made illegal demands on the Kabul government.

Abbasi, who visited Kabul on a day long state visit, held talks with President Ashraf Ghani and some officials of the national unity government earlier this months.

Mohammadi said Pakistan had never did good to Afghanistaninfo-icon and nothing good should be expected from Islamabad in future.

He said the Pakistani PM had made “illicit” demands on the unity government, which were a clear interference in Afghanistan’s domestic issues.

He did not provide further details into the demands but said the Pakistani MP had demanded dismissal of Gen. Abdul Raziq during his visit to Kabul.

Another lower house member Shakiba Hashimi southern   Kandahar province expressed similar views and confirmed one of the Pakistani PM demands was to fire the Kandahar police chief.

She said: “We urge the unity government leaders not to remove Gen. Raziq in order to please Pakistan because he is a good cop in the southern zone.”

Speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi called Gen. Abdul Raziq a brave and useful figure in the current situation of Kandahar and Pakistan really knew him.

He urged Kabul leaders to award Gen. Abdul Raziq for what he was doing against Pakistan.

He also strongly accused continued shelling of rockets from Pakistan into eastern Kunar province and said the Afghan government should not be deceived again and again.

But Presidential Palace acting spokesman Shah Hussain Murtazwi rejected the Pakistan PM had made such demands. He said the Pakistan leaders visit details had been shared with media already.

He said lawmakers should obtain correct information about an issue before expressing their views.

“Removing or appointing someone relates the Afghan government and no one has the right to interference in this regard,” he concluded.

Concern about Ghazni security situation

Abdul Qauim Sejadi, a lawmaker from southern Ghazni province, lashed out ast security organs over what he said their negligence that led to the fall of Khawja Omari district to Talibaninfo-icon militants.

He warned if elaborate measures were not taken, Ghazni would face the fate of northern Kunuz province, where the Taliban had previously seized the provincial capital twice.

Ali Akhlaqi, another lawmaker from the same province, expressed similar views and said Ghazni’s control might go the Taliban if the situation continued.

He questioned how security forces could maintain security in the absence of modern weapons.

Some other Wolesi Jirga members expressed similar views about the Ghazni security situation.

Ibrahimi also voiced his concern over the Ghazni security situation and urged the government to pay strong attention to the province.

He ordered the house security commission to summon security officials over the Ghazni issue.


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