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Centre to brief Parliament floor leaders on Afghanistan crisis on August 26

New Delhi, August 23

The central government will brief floor leaders in both Houses of Parliament on the unfolding situation in Afghanistan and the status of the evacuation of Indians and Afghan refugees on August 26.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi will organise the briefing to be done by the MEA.

Joshi will send out invites to all parties as India continues to evacuate nationals from Afghanistan besides arranging evacuation of Hindu and Sikh minorities from the war-torn nation.

Around 400 Indians are roughly estimated to be present in Afghanistan.

The government outreach to the floor leaders has been ordered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

 

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said in a tweet: “In view of developments in Afghanistan, PM @narendramodi has instructed that MEA brief Floor Leaders of political parties. Minister of Parliamentary Affairs @JoshiPralhad will be intimating further details”.

The government is expected to tell floor leaders that the Citizenship Amendment Act would prove a bedrock for assimilating minorities from Afghanistan.