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Senate slams Gilani for pro-Pakistan remarks

Senate slams Gilani for pro-Pakistan remarks

Jan 09, 2018 - 14:32

KABUL (Pajhwok): Some members of the Mesharano Jirga or upper house of the parliament on Tuesday termed the recent remarks of Syed Ahmad Gilani, head of the Mahaz-i-Melli party, against the national interest of Afghanistan and demanded an apology from Gilani.

Three days back, Gilani told a gathering that he did not accept the claims that the Taliban leaders were in other places such as Pakistan. The government made these claims due to its weakness because the government and US has failed and made wrong claims. Most of the Taliban leaders were in Afghanistan, he said.

Presidential Palace, Chief Executive Office, Wolesi Jirga and today the Mesharano Jirga reacted to the claims and condemned them.

Qais Wakeli, a lawmaker from Bamyan province, termed Gilani’s remarks against the national interest and said: “It is unfortunate that a Jihadi leader became Pakistan’s spokesman.”

Farhad Sakhi, a lawmaker from Kabul, said Gilani remarks created tension among the people, adding if Gilani knew about the address of the Taliban leaders in the country he should shared it with intelligence institutions otherwise he should apologies to the nation.

Another Lawmaker Zalmai Zabuli said there was no other option except to apologies. “Gilani is a human being and human makes mistakes,” he believed.

Senate Chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar said: “Gilani’s remarks served the interest of Pakistan and harmful for him and the country.” he should tender apology over his remarks, he said.

He added no one could deny the fact that the leadership of the Taliban stationed Pakistan and rebels groups including Daesh got trained and equipped and dispatched to Afghanistan for terrorist activates.