Afghanistan's parliamentary members called for the reversal of a decision that will see foreign soldiers' military bases destroyed after they withdraw, according to a recently signed contract.
The MPs said that Nato should prevent the destruction of the bases in order for the Afghan people to use the structures as they see fit.
"Recently a contract was signed for the destruction of Nato facilities in Afghanistan [after they leave]. We can use these bases for schools, clinics and other administrative purposes," Kabul MP Shukria Barekzai said Monday.
"They have spent money constructing those bases and now they're spending more for their destruction. I urge the MPs to send a letter to the Nato headquarters in this regard in order to put the bases at the disposal of the Afghanistan government," she said.
On a separate matter, some other MPs in the parliamentary session said that insecurity had made life difficult for people throughout Afghanistan, particularly for the residents of Ghor and Badghis provinces.
"People are not even safe at the center of Ghor province," Ghor MP Keramuddin Reza Zada said Monday. "Ordinary people are buying guns and registering them with police in order to maintain security for themselves. It's amazing that with the presence of government forces, people are still protecting their security even in the middle of the day."
Badghis MP Qazi Abdul Rahim claimed the army officials were working with the Taliban.
"Army officials are handing people to the Taliban," he said. "If the Taliban want anyone, they are coming to his house with army rangers and handing the person to the Taliban. I have discussed this issue with Ministry of Defense officials as well."
Several other MPs also said that the Kabul-Ghazni highway was seriously lacking in security despite the availability of police, army and Isaf checkpoints.