Wed, Oct

WJ summons top security officials


Wolesi-Jirga ( archive picture)The Wolesi Jirga (WJ) on Saturday decided to summon security officials a week later to brief the august house on the crucial second round of presidential election.

Presidential contenders Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah are set to contest the runoff vote slated for June 14.
A lawmaker from Kunar province, Saleh Mohammad Saleh, was concerned about security for the run-off elections. He stressed all Afghans should participate in the elections for a peaceful and developed Afghanistan.

His colleague from Ghor province, Sima Joyenda, said security forces should adopt serious measures because the second-round of elections was vital to the future fate of Afghanistan.
Several lawmakers expressed their worries about the security situation and asked the authorities concerned to put in place tight arrangements.

Speaker Abdur Rauf Ibrahimi acknowledged the runoff elections represented a very important process in a peaceful power transfer.
Ibrahimi said the Wolesi Jirga would summon security officials next Saturday to brief legislators on the security measures for the elections.