The Consultative Loya Jirga agenda: Sole purpose to discuss Bilateral Security Agreement between Afghanistan and the United States of America

“The sole purpose of the consultative Jirga is discussion on the security agreement and will be held at the end of Aqrab 1392.” Said Sadeq Mudaber the chairman of consultative Loya Jirga convention preparatory commission secretariat In response to accusations and propaganda from the Civil Society Organizations and other non-governing bodies that had expressed doubt the Jirga will have an agenda other than what officially espoused by the government. Mr. Mudaber expressed this at a press conference held at the Loya Jirga halls’ complex on 10 November 2013.

The Preparatory Commission Secretariat Chief with emphasis on the objective of Consultative Loya Jirga being the provision of consultations to the President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan further added:” the LJ and its decisions are not supposed to overshadow the authority of parliament, because in accordance with the constitution, parliament has its own authority on the bilateral Security Agreement.”

“The presidential candidates and their deputies for the 2014 election and 80 leading Afghan legal experts are also invited to attend the Jirga. The CLJ members will be the true representatives of afghan people from across the country divided into 17 categories.” Sadiq Mudaber said referring to the importance of discussion on the security agreement’s benefits for the country and people of Afghanistan.

“Concerning the security arrangement for the consultative Jirga, necessary security measures are taken and a particular committee has been assigned on this regard to work under the direct supervision of the Acting Director General of the NDS in coordination with the appointed security organizations.” he replied to the security question.