Two draft laws introduced to Lower House

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KABUL: A law draft for prevention of money laundry and incomes stem from crimes and draft law on prevention on funding terrorism were introduced yesterday to Lower House of parliament.
In a session held under the chairmanship of the jirga’s speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, members of the jirga first discussed and exchanged views related to key issues of the country.
A large number of lawmakers expressed hope over holding the second round of presidential election, asking Independent Election Commission to pay full consideration in the second round of election related to preventing of defects as lack of ballot papers, taking of ballot boxes by police ranger vehicles in a number of provinces during the first round of the elections. According to the session’s agenda, state minister for parliamentary affairs Hamayoun Azizi and acting minister of justice Sayed Yousif Halim introduced a law draft for prevention of money cleanse and incomes making from crimes in five chapters and 34 articles and law draft for prevention from funding terrorism in five chapters and 23 articles to Lower House of parliament. Acting minister of justice briefed the session related to the two laws’ drafts and considered the laws’ approval as important. Then the draft laws were officially submitted by state minister for parliamentary affairs Hamayoun Azizi to the jirga’s speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi.
Related to approving the draft laws , a number of lawmakers said the drafts had to be quickly processed and exclusively put under discussions in commissions and general sessions. Speaker of the jirga tasked the jirga’s commissions for national economy and financial and budget to work on the drafts within a month in order the drafts be quickly approved.
The Kabul Times

 

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