The Selection Committee of the Electoral Commission started its work on Wednesday and held its first session on the following day.
However, some Afghan MPs on Saturday opposed with the inauguration of the committee and said that it is not in favor of the nation.
The MPs said that the legislative decrees of the president pertaining to the Formation and Authorization of the Electoral Commission are still under parliament’s review, and that the inauguration of the committee before parliament’s approval is illegal.
The parliament speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi said on Saturday’s session that the President Ghani issued such legislative decrees during the recess of the parliament.
“The Wolsi Jirga now has the legislative decrees of the president under review and any step from the government toward the implementation of them would be considered illegal unless they are verified.” Said Ibrahimi.
Monavar Shah Bahaduri an MP said that the inauguration of the Selection Committee before its approval by MPs is not in favor of Afghan people.
The selection committee of the electoral commission has the duty to introduce candidates for independent electoral commission and electoral complaint commission to the government, and of the introduced candidates, seven will be selected for the first commission and five other will be selected for the latter.
On the other hand, some social activists in electoral areas welcomed the move of the selection committee.
Some other MPs, however, while supporting the holding of the election, urged government to begin distribution of the e-IDs as soon as possible.
Another MP Allah Gul Mujahid said that the election will face a real crisis if the e-IDs are not distributed, and if the election itself is not held, the same crisis would happen as well.