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Wolesi Jirga to Discuss BSA Next Week

(Last Updated On: October 20, 2014)


The Wolesi Jirga, Lower House of the Parliament, has announced that the House would begin discussion on Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) by coming week.

The MPs on Monday’s session stated that the government had dispatched the BSA to the House of Representatives for the approval.

The lawmakers declared they didn’t have the right to bring amendments in the agreement but to approve or reject the accord.

Head of Parliamentary commission on foreign affairs, Qadir Zazai, said discussion on BSA would commence by next week and it would take 15 to 30 days until to present the agreement to the general assembly of the House.

A number of lawmakers welcomed the much-awaited security agreement with the United States, saying Afghanistan needed such a treaty with Washington.

They assured to approve the bilateral security agreement, believing it a vital need of the country.

The much-awaited agreement between Kabul and Washington was signed in the first week of National Unity government established after almost six months of longest electoral process of Afghanistan.

Despite the approval of BSA by the Loya Jirga (Grand Assembly) organized last year in Kabul, former President Hamid Karzai denied inking the accord following dispute on some articles of the agreement.

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