Members of the Mazhilis, the lower house of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, have spent ten days at border checkpoints in the role of military personnel, as reported by Sarbaz.kz with reference to the press service of the lower chamber.
According to information from the Mazhilis, Bolat Kerimbek, Samat Nurataz, Olzhas Kuspekov, and Maxim Rozhin, members of the Committee on International Affairs, Defense, and Security, alongside border guard servicemen, participated in border patrols, conducted checks at control points, and engaged in tactical training. Subsequently, deputies M. Rozhin and S. Nurataz participated in border patrols along the Kyrgyzstan border, while B. Kerimbek and O. Kuspekov were stationed along the Chinese border.
Olzhas Kuspekov highlighted several issues that he intends to raise for discussion in the Mazhilis: the condition of border posts, outdated facilities, lack of modern equipment and technology, and internet connectivity problems. The deputy proposed implementing high-quality modern cameras and utilizing artificial intelligence at the border, enabling surveillance not only at the checkpoints but also remotely from centralized locations, thus enhancing border security.
The deputy stated that there are plans for systematic efforts aimed at improving border guard services and collaborating with relevant agencies in the future.