Jaishankar to brief parliamentarians on Afghanistan situation on August 26
EAM S Jaishankar said the MEA would brief the floor leaders of political parties on the current Afghanistan situation
Given the fast emerging development in Afghanistan, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will brief floor leaders of political parties on the prevailing situation in the war-torn country on Thursday. This was stated by the Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi on Monday.
Earlier, EAM S Jaishankar said the Ministry of External Affairs would brief the lawmakers as instructed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“In view of developments in Afghanistan, PM Narendra Modi has instructed that MEA brief Floor Leaders of political parties. Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Prahlad Joshi will be intimating further details,” Jaishankar tweeted.
Later in the day, Joshi took to twitter to intimat that the floor leaders will be briefed by EAM Jaishankar on the present situation in Afghanistan on August26 at 11.00 am.
“Floor Leaders of Political Parties would be briefed by EAM @DrSJaishankar on the present situation in Afghanistan on August26, 11am in the Main Committee Room, PHA, New Delhi. Invites are being sent through email. All concerned are requested to attend,” Joshi said in his tweet.
PM Modi's instruction to brief all parties on the Afghanistan situation has come at a time when India has intensified efforts to bring back all its citizens who are stuck in Afghanistan.
On Sunday, India brought back 392 people, including 2 Afghan lawmakers in 3 different flights as part of the mission to evacuate its nationals and Afghan partner from Kabul that fell to Taliban on August 5.
The first was the Indian Air Force Special Repatriation flight with 168 passengers onboard, including 107 Indian nationals and 23 Afghan Sikhs and Hindus reached New Delhi from Kabul on Saturday.
Another group of 87 Indian citizens and 2 Nepali nationals were brought back by special Air India flight Dushanbe, a day after they were evacuated to Tajikistan by an IAF transport aircraft.
In a separate flight with 135 Indians on board flew from Doha to Delhi after they were evacuated from Kabul to Doha in the last few days by the US and NATO aircrafts.