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Lawmakers misuse their authorities against ministers: Ibrahimi

By Akhtar M. Nikzad-KABUL: Speaker of Wolesi Jirga (WJ) or Lower House of the Parliament claimed that a number of lawmakers usually misuse their legitimate authorities in interpellation of ministers.

Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, Speaker of WJ in Monday’s plenary session said that some MPs collected signatures from lawmakers aiming to interpellate negligent ministers, but they actually obliged their proposed ministers to bow for their illegal demands.

“We are exhausted of the issue, the form is taken from administrative board of WJ to collect the MPs’ signatures, but it is dealt with ministers,” he mentioned.

He termed the illegal mistreatment of the lawmakers a great disloyalty against parliament dignity and people’s aspirations.

According to the Constitution, lawmakers have the right to interpellate the negligent ministers, but before all, MPs need to have at least 50 signatures of the lawmakers and send it back to the administrative board within three days.

In the same time, Abdul Satar Khwasi, member of parliament, claimed that one lawmaker collects signatures of others and take it to his considered ministers and warned him.

“You are interpellated if you do not answer to my orders the form would be handed over to the administrative board.”

“When the minister awarded of the matter, he calls to every MPs separately and dissuade them from their decision by any possible manners” he asserted.

Ramazan Bashar Dost, another MP who always points fingers of criticism at dealer MPs  asked the Speaker of WJ to reveal the names of the lawyers who misuse from their legal authorities for personal benefits.

He claimed MPs always misuse their legal rights in different manners and the issue resulted that the ministers remained negligence toward the parliament.

Speaker of the WJ ordered to the relevant commission to provide a particular draft for the nature of interpellation of the ministers in a bit to no lawyers can misuse from their legitimate authorities against ministers.

The civil society had earlier criticized about nepotism in engagement of employees, absentness, and grabbing of contracts by lawmakers.

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