Senators concerned at growing insecurity

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Senate on Tuesday voiced its grave concern at the deteriorating security situation across the country, particularly in the eastern zone.
A number of Wolesi Jirga members asked security organs to focus on taking more effective measures to improve the situation.
A legislator from Nangarhar complained security had nosedived in the eastern province in recent months. “Barring the provincial capital, Jalalabad, all districts are insecure.”
Lutfullah Baba claimed: “The Taliban kidnap and kill the people whenever and where they want. Fighting between militant outfits Lashkar-i-Islam and Emirate has forced many families to leave Nazyan, Spin Ghar, Achin and Ghanikhel districts.”
A public representative from Kabul said the entire country was sliding into chaos. Khaliqdad Balaghi added the insurgents had stepped up their activities in many provinces. He asked the security forces to adopt stringent measures to deal with the challenge.
Zahra Sharifi, a lawmaker from central Maidan Wardak province, remarked: “Nangarhar has long been a province known for peace and entertainment but these days no one can go there because of insecurity.”
Rafiullah Haidari informed the house in addition to Nangarhar, law and order had markedly deteriorated in Kunar and Nuristan provinces as well.
He alleged some Pakistani families had migrated to Kunar and other border provinces, where they were working to pave way for insecurity.
“Some of the so-called refugees are working for the ISI and are training suicide bombers. Their females are visiting houses preaching against vaccination and elections.”
Nisar Ahmad Haris, a parliamentarian from Kabul, said law and order had been worsening with each passing day but there had no measures to reverse the surge in violence.
Gul Muhammad Pahlawan, a lawmaker from Kandahar, aired similar concerns regarding insecurity in different parts of the country.
A few days back, the nephew of a district chief blew himself up near Afghan and foreign forces in Kandahar, he recalled, asking how the situation would improve when officials were hands in glove with militants.
Chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar also expressed his concern over the worsening security situation in the country. He said top security officials would be summoned to the Meshrano Jirga over growing insecurity.

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