KABUL (SW) The former presidential aide Ahmad Zia Massoud has questioned the National Unity Government (NUG)’s legitimacy as he vehemently criticized President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Friday.
KABUL (SW): The Minister of Justice has said the political parties are facing shortages of funds which has led to them seek favors from other countries.
KABUL (SW): The Afghan Army Chief and the country’s Defence Minister have resigned over Friday’s deadly assault on of the army’s headquarters that has led to the death of close to 140 soldiers.
KABUL (SW): The Taliban militants cannot orchestrate massive and planned attacks without the support of the foreign state agencies, the Presidential Palace (Arg) has said in connection with the Friday’s attack on the 209-Shaheen Corps in Balkh.
KABUL (SW): Following Friday’s brazen attack on the 209-Shaheen Corps in Balkh, civil society activists and political analysts have called for stern actions against the Taliban and their sympathizers including former president Hamid Karzai.
KUNDUZ CITY (SW): A number of residents in Kunduz province have blamed the governor Asadullah Umarkhel for grabbing two plots of land in a residential township.
KABUL (SW): In the ongoing disciplinary drive, the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) suspended and deprived five more members of their privileges and perks due to prolong absence.
KABUL (SW): Spokesman for Abdullah Abdullah, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Unity Government (NUG), has rebuffed calls by Ahmad Zia Massoud, former presidential aide, about formation of the interim government.
KABUL (SW): Ahmad Zia Massoud, the former special presidential representative for reforms and good governance, has challenged his dismissal.
KABUL (SW): A number of Mesharano Jirga (upper house) members pronounced the former president Hamid Karzai’s criticism of the National Unity Government (NUG) as damaging to the national interests.
KABUL (SW): Herbert Raymond McMaster, the U.S. National Security Advisor is on his maiden visit to Afghanistan.
KABUL (SW): The dropping of Mother of All Bombs (MOAB) by the U.S. in Achin caused concerns among a number of Wolesi Jirga (lower house) members on Saturday.
KABUL (SW): In line with the Rules of Procedures, the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) on Wednesday suspended four of its members over prolonged absence.
KABUL (SW): The Hezb-e-Islami (HI) party led by former Mujahideen leader Gulbudin Hekmatyar has criticized the government for not releasing inmates associated with the HI.
KABUL (SW): The Wolesi Jirga (lower house) on Monday announced to cut the salaries and perks of those members failing to attend the proceedings of the house for at least 20 consecutive days.
KABUL (SW): Experts on legal affairs have lamented the National Unity Government (NUG) for failing to implement laws on all citizens equally.
PUL-I-ALAM (SW): Local authorities in Logar province said to have reclaimed up to four thousand jeribs of state land from the land-grabbers.
KABUL (SW): An election watchdog claimed on Thursday the electoral bodies are not prepared to hold parliamentary and local council elections this year.
KABUL/ GARDEZ (SW): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has made it clear that only the people on both sides of the Durand Line in Afghanistan and Pakistan can decide the fate of it.
KABUL (SW): In line with the peace deal, a number of the imprisoned Hezb-e-Islami party members are set to be free next week.
KABUL (SW): The government on Sunday rejected rumors about President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani dissolving the High Peace Council.
KABUL (SW): A group of civil society activists has grilled the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) members for allegedly striking behind the door deals with the ministers of security sector.
KABUL (SW): A government commission revealed on Tuesday up to 1394 employees of the Ministry of Defense (MoD) have been dismissed in the ongoing cleansing drive in the security sector.
KABUL (SW): Head of Herat’s provincial council is sentenced to two years and six months imprisonment by the primary court.
KABUL (SW): The ministers for defense, interior and the spymaster on Monday survived the vote of confidence in the Wolesi Jirga (lower house).
KABUL (SW): Heads of the security institutions on Sunday briefed the Masharano Jirga (upper house) about the law and order landscape of the country.
KABUL (SW): Members of the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) on Saturday’s session expressed anger towards reports about dissolution of the house.
BALKH CITY (SW): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said he is not in favor of Atta Mohammad Noor’s bid to resign from his post as governor of Balkh province.
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (SW): Atta Mohammad Noor, the governor of Balkh province, expressed on Tuesday his intensions to resign from his pots.
KABUL (SW): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) is working on a policy to improve the role of women in the upcoming elections.
MAIMANA (SW): Clashes between the supporters of the Jamiat-e-Islami party and the Junbish-e-Milli Islami party have claimed at least four lives.
KABUL (SW): Abdullah Abdullah, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Unity Government (NUG) has chosen ‘not to comment’ on the fierce criticism directed at him by Atta Mohammad Noor, the Chief Executive of Jamiat-e-Islami party, and governor of Balkh province.
KABUL (SW): Members of the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) on Wednesday vowed to write a complaint letter to the United Nations’ Security Council (UNSC) about Pakistan’s meddling in Afghanistan, cross-border shelling and providing sanctuaries for the terrorists.
HERAT CITY (SW): Ismael Khan, former governor of Herat province and notable Jehadi figure, has suggested President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to consult Mujahedeen not foreigners to curb the militants.
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (SW): Atta Mohammad Noor, the Chief Executive of Jamiat-e-Islami party, and governor of Balkh province, has publicly deplored his support for Abdullah Abdullah, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Unity Government (NUG), during the 2014 Presidential Elections.
KABUL (SW): Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Unity Government (NUG) on Wednesday underlined the importance of unity among the ranks of Afghans to defeat the horrors of terrorism.
KABUL (SW): The Afghanistan National Journalist Union (ANJU) has blamed the government for being secretive about sharing information with the press.
KABUL (SW): Police in Pakistan continued to persecute Afghan refugees despite opening of the Torkham and Spin Boldak crossing points for two days after 19 days of unilateral closure.
PUL-I-KHUMRI (SW): Members of the Baghlan Provincial Council (PC) and the civil society have expressed their annoyance towards the appointment of ‘elderly’ Abdul Hai Nemati as governor for this province.
KABUL (SW): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has vowed no one would be allowed to interfere in electoral affairs.
KABUL (SW): In conversation with Salam Watandar, a number of Wolesi Jirga (lower house) members criticized the government for not replacing the ministers who lost the vote of confidence four months ago.
KABUL (SW): Haroon Motarif, head of the ‘Defense of Law Movement’ (DLM), has opposed the amendment in the Population Census Law which has paved the way for rolling-out the biometric identity cards in the country.
KABUL (SW): Kamal Saadat has been serving as interim minister for information and culture without the presidential endorsement for the past six months.
KABUL (SW): The Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) has lamented the parliamentarians for ignoring public.
KABUL (SW): A delegation of the European Parliament visiting Afghanistan made it clear on Thursday corruption in the country would no longer be tolerated.
KABUL (SW): A reliable source at the Ministry of Interior (MoI) on conditions of anonymity told Salam Watandar 7 personal guards of the first Vice President (VP) Abdul Rashid Dostum appeared before investigative committee on Wednesday in connection with the infamous Dostum-Ischi case.
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (SW): The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) has confirmed reinstatement of Atta Mohammad Noor as the governor for Balkh province in line with the directives of the President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.
KABUL (SW): The Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has condemned attack on a Sufi Shrine in Pakistan while underlining the need for honest determination against the menace of terrorism.
KABUL (SW): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has left for Germany to take part in the Munich Security Conference (MSC).
KABUL (SW): The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said there is a strong possibility that Moscow may clinch a deal with the U.S on Afghanistan just as it did in Syria.