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Face to Face Discussion of Alberoni University Students with MPs

FEFA held a meeting with students of Alberoni University where Mr. Qalatwal, representative of Zabul in Wolesi Jirga and Mrs. Zakia Sangen, representative of Parwan in Wolesi Jirga attended to present information on parliament and its activities to students. At the beginning of the meeting, the parliamentary monitoring team of FEFA thanked Alberoni University for organizing this meeting and presented information on political system, three branches of power, the duties and responsibilities of parliament and the parliamentary monitoring program of FEFA. Parliament and its duties: Mr. Abdul Qadir Qalatwal, representative of Zabul province in Wolesi Jirga began the meeting. Mr. Qalatwal said, “Making and approving laws, monitoring the performance of government and representing people are three main duties of Wolesi Jirga.” Subsequently, Mrs. Zakia Sangen, representative of Parwan in Wolesi Jirga presented information on performance of parliament and said, “When we talk to students, they ask that what MPs are doing? Maybe they think MPs just come to the house, speak and some cases create problems in the house. Therefore, we brought the students of Parwan University to Wolesi Jirga to see the activities of MPs and committees of Wolesi Jirga.” The Duties of MPs and Legislative Process The students urged Mrs. Sangen to present information on how a MP is elected, what are the duties of a MP and how a law is approved by parliament? Then, Mrs. Sangen said, “A specific quota is allocated to women in each province and at least each province must have two female MPs in Wolesi Jirga. The president and temp administrative board of Wolesi Jirga officially inaugurate Wolesi Jirga.” she also said that according to the law the oldest member of parliament is elected as temp speaker of the house where two young members are elected as temp secretary and deputy secretary of the house. These people cannot nominate themselves for administrative board.

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11/10/2015

Date

50

Total Participents

1 Day

Duration

Kapesa

Location

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