Afghan MP Held Talks with Taleban For Schools
Ghazni: A Member of the Afghan parliament elected from eastern Ghazni province has confirmed holding talks with the Taleban militants to protect schools and students.
Abdul Jabbar Shalgari, who is also member of the Complaints Commission of the Wolesi Jirga or Lower House, while talking on an Afghan news channel yesterday said that he had held many rounds of talks with the Taleban in Ghazni and had asked them to allow the schools to be reopened and stop their attacks on the working schools.
‘The Taleban had presented two conditions for this: one that the curriculum should be changed altogether; and the second that the teachers should not get salaries from the government,’ Shalgari said.
Mr Shalgari expressed his views after Governor of Ghazni province, Dr. Mohammad Usman Usman, accused elected MPs of having no knowledge about the situation in the provinces and said that MPs from Ghazni have never visited their province after being elected to the Parliament.
Reports suggest that many districts of Ghazni are under the control of the Taleban where they have closed all schools and set their own courts in which they execute and punish ‘culprits’ in the presence of people.
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