TOLOnews 10pm News 14 September 2020
The first official meeting of both sides in the intra-Afghan talks, which was scheduled for Monday morning, has been postponed because key issues have still not been decided, according to members of Kabul's "contact group" who met with their Taliban counterparts to establish a framework for the way forward.
The advance groups of the two negotiation teams in Doha have yet to decide on an agenda, the code of conduct and the scheduling of the first round of the intra-Afghan talks, say members of the Kabul delegation.
Gen. Massoud Andarabi, the acting minister of the interior, and Ahmad Zia Saraj the acting head of the national directorate of security (NDS), were summoned by the Afghan parliament on Monday to speak about the security situation and to answer allegations that the government is forming militias by arming thousands of people in rural areas under a security measure passed by the government in early July, known as the "Security Charter," and explained as a program to "mobilize the people in the fight against crime."
The security chiefs were also asked by MPs about the increase in security incidents around the country, and “illegal” appointments in their organizations.