Lawmakers to summon President Ghani over string of terror attacks

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], Jan. 12 (ANI): Lawmakers at the Lower House of Afghan Parliament condemning Tuesday's deadly explosions said that President Ashraf Ghani must be summoned to brief them on the chain of events that claimed the lives of dozens of people in a string of explosions. The MPs referred to Article 69 of the Constitution and said based on that Article, MPs have the right to summon the president of the country. "If you look at CCTV footage, a white Corolla vehicle explodes 10 minutes (after the first explosion). Now you can imagine the negligence of security personnel," Tolo News quoted MP Abdul Qadir Zazai as saying on Wednesday. Other lawmakers said they have started collecting MPs' signatures for consensus to summon Ghani, arguing that attacks on such a large-scale indicate a breakdown in intelligence. Reports indicate that more than 50 people were killed in twin blasts in Kabul which was claimed by the Taliban. Almost 36 of the victims were employees of the Lower House and 11 others were staff members of the Upper House of Parliament. The MPs warned that more attacks could happen in future if government fails to come up with robust and comprehensive security measures for the capital and other big cities in the country. (ANI)