Afghan lawmakers urge change to foreign troops' legal status
Parliament in Kabul urged President Hamid Karzai on Sunday to revoke an agreement that protects foreign troops in the country from facing legal proceedings in Afghanistan, dpa reported.
"During our investigations, the Americans themselves told us that because Afghanistan signed the military agreement, US soldiers could not be tried inside the country," parliamentarian Naheem Lalai Hameedzai told dpa.
"We have passed a resolution unanimously to dissolve the military contract, and we have sent the resolution to President Karzai. He has not signed on it yet," Hameedzai said.
"After the Panjwai incident, we have decided that we do not need any such contracts any more," he said.