The First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum was urged to lead an operation against the loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in eastern Nangarhar province, similarly as he led operations in northern provinces.
The call was made by Fazal Hadi Muslimyar, the Speaker of the Upper House of Parliament – Meshrano Jirga.
Speaking during a session of Meshrano Jirga on Sunday, Muslimyar expressed concerns regarding regarding the deteriorating security situation of Nangarhar and growing activities by Daesh affiliates in this province.
Criticizing the government’s lack of attention on deteriorating situation of Nangarhar, Muslimyar called for an immediate action to rescue the residents of this province.
He said the residents of Nangarhar province have been suffering during the past six months and promised to stand with Gern. Dostum as a brother to lead operations against the anti-government armed militants and Daesh loyalists.
Muslimyar also insisted that the operations led by Gen. Dostum in northern Faryab and Sar-e-Pul provinces were effective, rejecting earlier reports the operations failed to tackle the Taliban and foreign militants.
The remarks by Muslimyar comes as insurgency activities by Daesh loyalists have been rampant in parts of Nangarhar province and along the Durand Line where new reports have emerged that the terror group has established private prisons in these areas where 127 people, mostly members of the Afghan forces and tribal elders have been held as detainees.