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Afghan parliament to review security pact with U.S.

Afghanistan's lawmakers are set to review the bilateral security agreement with the United States as violence flares in the country.
Afghan parliament to review security pact with U.S.

The idea was put forward by some lawmakers in the Lower House on Monday and it was approved by majority of the MPs through voting on Wednesday.
The agreement allowed U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan after combat mission of U.S.-led NATO force in the country ended in 2014. It also allows the U.S. to keep bases in the country.
Deputy speaker of Lower House said that the agreement has not been effective and asked the parliamentary commission of security and defense to start reviewing the pact.
Meanwhile, Hamid Karzai, a former Afghan president, who refused to sign the pact while in office, at a gathering in Kabul criticized the U.S. for what he said failure to implement its pledges.
After signing of the deal, the then U.S. had said that it would help advance “our shared interests and long-term security of Afghanistan.”
However, the security condition is worsening with more number of civilians and Afghan forces being killed.On Tuesday, a suicide attack in eastern province of Nangarhar killed 68 people and wounded 165 more.
The Afghan government, however, emphasized on the importance of the importance of the deal in strengthening the Afghan security forces.
Shah Hussain Murtazai, the president’s deputy spokesman, said that reviewing the deal would only benefit the terrorists
Source : Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)
Wednesday 12 September 2018 18:24
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