MPs asked Attorney General’s Office to step in and investigate the alleged corruption case of Ibrahimi and Nusrat.
MPs Ask Parliament Speaker To Step Down
A number of parliament members (MPs) on Saturday claimed that corruption allegations against parliament’s speaker, Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, and parliament’s head secretariat, Khodai Nazar Nusrat, must be investigated.
First deputy speaker of parliament, Humayun Humayun chairing parliament on Saturday asked the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) to step in and investigate the corruption allegations against Ibrahimi and Nusrat.
A TOLOnews investigation found that parliament’s speaker and parliament’s head secretariat have allegedly embezzled millions of AFs.
According to Humayun, what has been revealed is only a small portion of the money thought to have been embezzled and the bulk of it remains undiscovered.
“The documents show only 10 percent of corruption in parliament. 90 percent of the documents remain,” said Humayun.
A number of MPs asked Ibrahimi to step down and called on each other to vote him out.
“I ask those MPs that have honor, respect and are not corrupt and do not support corruption because of ethnic, religion, language or other relationships to sign and discuss parliament speaker’s suspension,” MP Ramazan Bashardost said.
“Now that there are accusations and documents have been sent to the AGO, thus, three, four people should vote him out as they appointed him,” another MP Osman Farahi said.
“Parliament speaker himself should resign and in terms of ethics it is not good that he comes and sits in front of us,” another MP Abdul Rahim Ayubi said.
Parliament’s speaker and secretariat head have not commented in this regard. But MPs said the issue must be investigated.
“At least first it should have been reviewed and then we should have discussed it. If according to Bashardost, the accusations are correct, it was rational to discuss it, otherwise, damaging a person’s reputation is not good,” MP Ghulam Farooq Majrooh said.