• publish: 6 March 2016
  • time: 6:24 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 3538
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Parliament Speaker:

“Peace efforts seems to prove fruitless, despite ongoing efforts”

The speaker of the Lower House of the Parliament, Wolesi Jirga, Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi said Sunday the peace efforts seems to prove fruitless despite ongoing efforts including meetings inside and outside the country and establishment of the High Peace Council.

Ibrahimi who was speaking during the inauguration ceremony of the new working year of the parliament which entered its sixth year also said that the country is going through its worst times in the past 14 years.

He said Afghan people are more suffering as compared to other years, mainly due to growing challenges, economic issues and capital flight from the country to abroad.

Ibrahimi also added that the status of the parliamentary and district councils elections are in ambiguity and no practical steps have been taken by the government of national unity for electoral systems reform as per the agreement for the formation of the unity government. according to Khaama press.

Meanwhile, President Ghani emphasized on coordination between the government and Afghan parliament, saying the government has more programs for the forthcoming Afghan fiscal year.

Emphasizing on Afghan parliament’s cooperation, President Ghani said the government will expand efforts and campaign against corruption and strict steps will be taken to curb the growing graft in the country.

President Ghani also added that the government is committed to bring reforms in electoral systems and a proper agenda will be presented to the parliament for review and decision.

This comes as serious differences were reported between the government and parliament during the last working year of the parliament which led to the rejection of a number of legislatives decrees of the president by lawmakers.

It is believed that the differences were mainly widened due to the introduction of key security ministers including the minister of defense after Masoom Stanikzai was rejected by the lawmakers.

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