KABUL - The Attorney General's (AG) office on Tuesday urged Ghulam Mujtaba Patang, acting Interior Minister, to submit evidence in support of the allegations made by him against the 72 MPs. On Monday, Mr. Patang in his speech accused these MPs of smuggling narcotics, grabbing land illegally and working as spies for the ISI.
Basir Azizi, spokesman for the Attorney General's office, questioned about the silence maintained by Mr. Patang until his impeachment. Mr. Azizi raised doubts over the credibility of the Interior Minister's allegations and said that if the matter was so serious, why was the Minister silent.
Ghulam Mujtaba Patang on Monday was dismissed by the Lower House, and at a news conference accused 72 MPs of smuggling narcotics, grabbing land illegally and working as spies for the ISI.
"The Attorney General demands from the acting Interior Minister to send all the evidences and prove the wrongdoings of the 72 MPs. If the evidences are true and can prove the crimes, legal action will be taken against them," Mr. Azizi told TOLOnews.
Meanwhile, a number of experts said that the accused MPs should be tried in the court.
"Not only those 72 MPs who have been accused should be tried, but also the government should be questioned for keeping silent over the matter if there were evidences. The Ministers' silence is questionable," said Ajmal Balochzada, a political expert.
Previously, the Finance Minister also accused six MPs of smuggling alcohol, petroleum and raising illegal demands. (Tolo news)