Afghan Senators call on Prez to dissolve High Peace Council

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], Jan. 16 (ANI): Senators from Upper House of Parliament in Afghanistan have asked President Ashraf Ghani to dissolve the High Peace Council (HPC) following the insensitive remarks made by former HPC advisor Abdul Hakim Mujahid. According to the senators, those who call the Taliban peace angels and say they are a sacred group are disrespecting all civilians killed by the Taliban, reports the Tolo News. This comes after Mujahid said last week in the wake of Tuesday's deadly bombings in Kabul and Kandahar that the Taliban were angels of peace and the group is a sacred group. Mujahid was later on Sunday sacked as the HPC advisor. The senators have argued that the HPC has failed to make any major breakthrough in the peace process with Taliban and has instead been a financial burden to the country. The senators also demanded that the irresponsible HPC members should be prosecuted. "We call on the supreme commander of the armed forces to dissolve the High Peace Council and instead use the money on the security forces," said senator Rana Tarin. (ANI)