By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with administrative body and heads of the commissions for the lower house of parliament here at the presidential palace on Saturday evening, a presidential statement said yesterday.
At the outset, state minister for parliamentary affairs Farooq Wardak presented his proposals for boosting political understandings, strengthening national organizations and providing of services to the people and better coordination among three forces, the statement added.
House Speakers Mir Rahman Rahmani briefed the session on their works, including approval of the laws and addressing of people’s problems, saying such meeting should be continued to monitor lower house activities.
Representing house commissions and parliamentary groups, Malek Qais Noor Agha Malikzai and Khan Agha Rezaiee and an MP from Nangarhar Lailuma Hakimi briefed president on three forces coordination and joint mechanism for addressing of problems as well as presented their proposals or ensuring peace, sharing government’s peace plan with house members and holding of joint meetings of MPs with ministers, the statement added.
Welcoming the house administrative body, President Ghani emphasized on importance of coordination among three forces in the country, instructing the high presidential office and state ministry of parliamentary affairs to prepare a decree on joint meetings of MPs and ministers and present it to the cabinet meeting.
The president went on saying that meetings of the ministers and MPs should be recorded so that the public know there were not private discussions, but that of the national interest.
Thanking MPs for approval of the laws, the president said still some important laws were yet to be approved, asking them to take steps on the issue. The president also said peace was the main priority for government and people and the new government would take practical measures on the aspect, the presidential statement added.
The president went on saying that would share the contents of peace plan with both houses of parliament. Hinting to monitoring of the government activities and MPs problems, the president said monitoring should be defined at first as it was a technical task, the statement quoted him as saying.