Afghan intelligence chief to face parliamentary impeachment over growing instability

The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), Chief Masoom Stanikzai will face parliamentary impeachment over deteriorating security situation in the country.

The head of the parliamentary committees on Wednesday decided regarding the impeachment of Mr. Stanikzai to brief the lawmakers regarding the growing instability.

The Lower House speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi said the intelligence chief will be impeached on Wednesday.

Ibrahimi further added that the majority of the committee heads of the parliament voted to include the impeachment issue of Mr. Stanikzai in Wednesday’s session.

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CEO: Supreme Court Should Rule On Issue Of Dismissed Ministers

The Office of the Chief Executive on Saturday said the interpretation of Article 92 of the Constitution is needed and urged the Supreme Court to interpret the article and release its decision on the fate of the seven dismissed ministers as soon as possible.

“Government is still waiting for the Supreme Court to interpret Article 92 of the Constitution. Once the interpretation has been received, then the dismissed ministers’ fate will be finalized,” Jawid Faisal, deputy spokesman of the CEO said.

Seven ministers were dismissed more than two months ago by MPs after they failed to spend their development budgets; but government sent the issue to the Supreme Court to interpret article 92 of the constitution that deals with the summoning of and dismissal of ministers.

Article 92 of the Constitution says if ministers cannot provide convincing explanations to parliament, MPs can consider a vote of no confidence.

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