The summoning of security leaders, after the deadly attack on the military hospital in Kabul, has been delayed – a move that has left MPs frustrated
MPs Concerned About ‘Secret Deals’ By Security Leaders
Members of Parliament (MPs) said during their session Saturday that delays in summoning the Interior and Defense Ministers and the Director of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) have paved the way for them for closed door discussions with some MPs.
Last week, MPs decided to summon the security officials over the recent attack on the military hospital in Kabul and over the spike in insecurity, but MPs said that after a number of MPs met with the president, the summoning of security officials was delayed.
On Saturday, a number of MPs spoke out about the delay and said this had paved the way for some parliament members to meet with the three security chiefs.
One MP Nasima Niazi implied that when there is a decision to summon officials, some take matters into their own hands and “hold talks on deals”.
A number of other parliament members meanwhile stressed the need to summon security officials.
“Innocent people get punished, but those who have access to high level facilities remain unpunished. This issue should be investigated seriously,” Zahra Tokhi, an MP said.
“The security situation blocks any kinds of progress. I urge the administrative board and the MPs to be present on the 7th of the new solar year,” Naheed Farid, MP said.
Humayoun Humayoun, the first deputy speaker of parliament, said they will summon security officials in the next week.
“We urge you not to go to their homes (houses of officials). The summoning issue is not over and it is belongs to you (MPs), whatever you decide, it will be your responsibility, not the administrative board’s,” he said.