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Senators Ask Govt. to Execute Death Row Militants

Senators Ask Govt. to Execute Death Row Militants

KABUL - Some Meshrano Jirga members on Tuesday expressed concern over the deteriorated security situation of the country and asked the government to execute death row political prisoners.
Senator Farhad Sakhi from Kabul told today’s upper house session that leaders of the three security organs should be suspended over the recent attack on a military hospital in Kabul.
The attack on March 8 left 49 dead and 50 more wounded. Sakhi said death row militants should be executed to mitigate the pain of mothers who lost their beloved ones to rebel attacks.
He urged colleagues ask the president to suspend from duty the defense and interior ministers and the intelligence chief. He added the president should also order execution of death row inmates.
Sakhi said the president should hire people on merit in security organs so were able to ensure people’s security.
Senator Baz Mohammad Zarmati said: “The security situation will not get better until Shariah law is enforced, those sentenced to death must be executed so others learn a lesion,”
Second deputy chairman Mohammad Asif Seddiqi said such attacks would continue until internal spies were identified and sacked.
He stressed security sector officials should be reassessed and paid attention by the government.
Another senator, Jumma Din Gayanwal, said: “The defense minister should be tied to a rocket like the North Korea’s defense minister.”
He said the defense minister had promised to recapture all areas lost to Taliban militants during the outgoing winter.
The security situation was worsening in Helmand, Uruzgan, Farah, Kunduz and some other provinces, Mohammad Hasham Alokozay said.
Meshrano Jirga chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar said Afghanistan was in an undeclared war with Pakistan. He asked the government to improve detective and intelligence organs.
“We should support the government and should jointly work for reforms to win people’s trust, but this does not mean to ignore the negligence of our security organs,” he said.
Muslimyar said the enemies of Afghanistan had found a number of mercenaries among Afghan refugees to protect their interests.
He asked the government to bring serious reforms to the military sector as the current military leaders had failed in the fight against Daesh and Taliban.
Defense Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri responded what the lawmakers said were their own opinions. He added the Operation Shafat-2 was 95 percent successful in winter.
He said only eight districts were currently under Taliban’s control and the same districts had been under rebel control during a wide presence of foreign forces.  (Pajhwok)