Weekly Monitoring Report of Wolesi Jirga 8th Apr – 13th Apr, 2017

May 31, 2017

Wolesi Jirga Suspends Four MPs

The suspended parliament members are Ahmad Behzad, Parwin Durani, Fareshta Anwari, and Bashir Ahmad Tahyanj. The Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of the Parliament) on Wednesday suspended four MPs for continued absence in parliament. The decision was taken during the general session of the parliament. The suspended MPs are Ahmad Behzad, Parwin Durani, Fareshta Anwari, and Bashir Ahmad Tahyanj. According to officials, the MPs had been absent from parliament for more than 20 days and that they failed to attend their relevant commission meetings for more than 45 days. No details were however given as to how long the suspension will be. According to Afghan analysts, however this decision of parliament is new and welcomed by general public. But also it is said that parliament taken this decision based on discrimination.

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