MPs in parliament have frequently pressurized Afghan security institutions to improve the leadership of the war in order to curb rising security threats.
MPs Warn Of Severe Consequences If Current Crisis Continues
Lawmakers in Afghanistan’s Lower House of Parliament on Monday warned that government could collapse if solid steps are not taken to tackle the ongoing crisis facing the nation.
Some MPs from Jawzjan province said that two districts have become training centers for insurgents while other MPs from Logar said that the route connecting the center of the province to Azra district has remained closed for the past 14 years.
“The country is in crisis, if the issues are not resolved, the country will collapse,” said one MP Daud Kalakani.
“People are on the run due to the worst security situation which prevails across Afghanistan,” said MP Hamida Akbari.
“Darzab and Khosh Tepa districts have changed into base and training centers for insurgents since 1389 (2010) whatever the reason is,” said MP Abdul Sattar Darzabi.
“It is now 14 years that the route for Azra district of Logar is closed, neither the previous government nor the present government takes action to settle the issue,” said MP Sahib Khan.
MPs have however summoned security leaders to appear on Wednesday to respond to questions regarding the deteriorating security situation.
In the north, residents of Faryab province have also raised concerns over an unprecedented surge in security threats.
They warned that if government does not outline effective security measures, the entire province will fall to the Taliban.
They said that the Taliban have been controlling Faryab-Jawozjan highway which is 90 kilometers high.
They said that many families in the area have been separated from each other due to the war and violence.
Civil society activists in the area have said that in recent battles, the Taliban have committed major war crimes in Pashtunkot and Khawjah Sabz Posh districts of the province.
They said that in the previous elections, over 350,000 people participated in the elections, but this year, 199 polling stations are closed and only 39 centers are operational.