KABUL: The House of People on Monday sought explanation from the High Oversight Commission on Implementation of Constitution (HOCIC) if the lower house had a constitutional mandate to summon the central bank chief.
On April 24, the assembly had agreed to firm up a new date for summoning Da Afghanistan Bank Governor Noorullah Dilawari and decide his fate after he twice failed to appear before lawmakers.
Before that, lower house commission heads had summoned Dilawari on April 14 to brief legislators about the problems facing the banking sector, particularly the New Kabul Bank.
At the time, Speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi had said the house had been informed by the central bank that its chief Dilawari had gone abroad and could not attend the session on April 14.
Dilawari was away on April 24 as well and Ibrahimi told the session that lawmakers should set a new date for calling him. He tasked the committee of panel heads to come up with the new date. During Monday’s session, Ibrahimi said Dilawari should have appeared before the house as decided by the committee.