October 01, 2014

Afghan parliament approves anti-terrorist financing law

By Ghanizada - Wed Jun 04 2014, 9:21 pm

Afghan parliamentThe parliament of Afghanistan for the first time approved the draft law to prevent financing terrorism.

The anti-terrorism financing law was codified based on article seventh of the Afghan constitution which authorizes the Afghan government to prevent all terrorist related activities, cultivation and smuggling of drugs along with production and use of intoxicants.

The article 10 of the draft law which authorizes the Afghan government to put sanctions on individuals and institutions accused in financing terrorism was one of the controversial points discussed by Afghan lawmakers.

A number of lawmakers were insisting to authorize the council of ministers to put sanctions on individuals and institutions financing terrorism, while some were insisting to authorize a security institution for taking such a decision.

An Afghan lawmaker Obaidullah Ramin said the house finally decided to authorize the National Security Council for taking such decisions.

The draft law was approved by 119 lawmakers out of 124 lawmakers present in Wednesday’s session, and authorized the national security council to act against individuals and institutions found guilty of financing terrorism.

The anti-terrorism financing law is comprised of 5 chapters and 29 articles which has a specific description regarding terrorism and stages to pursuit the convicts.

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