FEFA released its parliamentary monitoring findings of the 13th session of parliament

The free and fair election forum of Afghanistan released its parliamentary monitoring findings in a round table in the existence of media. At starting Mr. Eng. Naeem Asghari the program manager at FEFA stated that "In additions to observing election and bringing electoral reforms, FEFA equally observes the sessions in the national council of Afghanistan. Subsequentally Dr Haseeb Motaref, the parliamentary monitoring coordinator spoke about the main findings of 13ths session and discussed some of the main recommendations. 1 - Separation of Plenary Sessions Wolesi Jirga held 56 sessions including 1 inauguration session, 1 extraordinary session, 9 questioning sessions, 13 hearing sessions, 1 interpellation session and 31 regular sessions within 13th sessions of sixth legislative year. 2 - Legislation in parliament Legislation is one of the main legal duties of Wolesi Jirga of the National Assembly of Afghanistan and form the main axis of activities of parliament. During the 13th sessions of 6th legislative year, Wolesi Jirga received 17 draft-laws and 12 international treaties for ratification. Among these document, Wolesi Jirga rejected 2 legislative decrees, kept 4 draft-laws for more enrichment (The draft-law on supporting notifiers of corruption crimes, the draft-law on oversight the implementation of strategy on anti-corruption, the draft-law on rights and privileges of disables, and amendment f article 20th of the law on Tobacco), and ratified the rest. Wolesi Jirga received draft-laws from government to approve them. The draft-laws initiated by the government must pass several stages and get confirmed from the relevant body, ministers’ council, Ministry of Justice, Wolesi Jirga, Meshrano Jirga and the president to become a law but legislative decrees issue by the president is a written instructions of the president which get publish in official gazette without passing those stages. Likewise, According to article 97 of the constitution, 10 members of each house of the National Assembly can recommend proposal for approval. During this session, 69% of the draft-laws were initiated and introduced by the government to Wolesi Jirga.

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