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Afghan parliament dismiss interior minister Mujtaba Patang

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Ahmad Shah Ghanizada
Ahmad Shah Ghanizada
Ahmadshah Ghanizada is the deputy editor in chief for The Khaama Press Agency who manages and overlooks the English edition.

Mujtaba PatangThe parliament of Afghanistan on Monday disqualified Afghan interior affairs ministry Mujtaba Patang during a parliamentary impeachment.

The interior minister Mojtaba Patang was summoned by lawmakers after he refused to appear in a parliament session to brief Afghan lawmakers regarding deteriorating security situation of the country.

This comes as growing controversies were reported between the Afghan lawmakers and interior minister Mujtaba Patang during the recent months. Mojtaba Patang recently also accused Afghan lawmakers for interfering in interior ministry affairs.

Mojtaba Patang was summoned along with Afghan defense ministry, Afghan local governance department chief and head of the intelligence department — national directorate of security (NDS) on Saturday regarding growing instability in the country, however only Afghan defense minister was present during the session.

The Afghan lawmakers criticized interior minister for being reckless towards the Afghan parliament and over 50 lawmakers voted to summon Patang on Monday’s session for a parliamentary impeachment.

This comes as interior minister earlier in May also denied to appear in a parliamentary session which sparked furor among the Afghan lawmakers, however he survived from a parliamentary impeachment at that following objections by a number of lawmakers.

Interior ministry denied to attend the session after he blamed the parliament for interfering in the ministry’s affairs, and said that he had been summoned for 31 times by Afghan parliament house and 14 times by Afghan senate.

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  1. He is impeached because he didn’t make deals with lawmakers/PMs and didn’t accept their bribe, and because he stood against Pakistani invasion of Goshta district and ordered his soldiers to fire back at the Pakis.


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