The government has not sent the presidential decree on electoral reforms to the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) as yet, said a lawmaker on Saturday.
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Based on the Constitution, the Presidential Palace should send every constitutional decree to the Wolesi Jirga within one month of it being signed. However, it has been three weeks since the decree was issued, but it has not been sent to Wolesi Jirga yet.
“The recent presidential decree on electoral reforms hasn’t been sent to the Wolesi Jirga so far and I am looking forward to receiving the decree soon,” said Irfanullah Irfan, the deputy secretary of Wolesi Jirga.
It is believed that as a result of the delay in sending the decree to the Wolesi Jirga and delay in beginning the work of the election commissions’ selection committee, the government will not be able to hold parliamentary and district councils’ elections in the scheduled time.
In this episode of FaraKhabar, host Fawad Aman discusses the topic with Abdul Qadir Zazai Watandost, MP and Fahim Dashti, former member of electoral reforms commission.