TOLOnews 10pm News 28 July 2021
The head of the defense affairs committee in Parliament said that one of the reasons for the fall of districts to the Taliban is the unprofessional management and selection of police commanders for the districts.
This comes a day after the head of the Parliament’s internal security commission accused the Office of the National Security Council (ONSC) of incompetence, saying interference by the ONSC in the affairs of the country’s security agencies is complicating the war effort on the battlefield.
Addressing the Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board (JCMB) meeting at the Presidential Palace on Wednesday, Deborah Lyons, the UN secretary general's special representative for Afghanistan, said that if there is no progress in the peace talks the world will not work with the Taliban.
"If there is no movement at the negotiating table, and instead human rights abuses and worse still atrocities occur in districts they control, the Taliban will not be seen as a viable partner for the international community," said Lyons.