KABUL (SW): The Wolesi Jirga (lower house) on Wednesday rejected the draft of budget for the next fiscal year worth AFN 360 billion.
KABUL (SW): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Tuesday urged upon the government to take effective steps towards ensuring timely elections in the country.
KHOST CITY (SW): Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, chief of the Hezb-I-Islami party, has called for sufficient share in government and development projects for the residents of ‘Greater Paktia’ region.
KABUL (SW): The Wolesi Jirga (lower house) on Saturday debated the law related to the utilization of a minimum of 60 per cent development budget by public offices.
KABUL (SW): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has left for Uzbekistan to ink a number of deals in the fields of economy, security and higher education.
KABUL (SW): The Wolesi Jirga (lower house) on Sunday endorsed all 11 but one female nominated ministers after hearing future plans of them.
KABUL (SW): Five more nominated ministers on Sunday presented their future plans for their respective ministries to the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) in a bid to earn the vote of confidence.
KABUL (SW): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said the government respects freedom of speech provided it does not harm the national interests.
KANDAHAR CITY (SW): A number of political figures on Saturday gathered in Kandahar to criticize the government for the prevailing situation in the country.
BAKU (SW): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said the government in Afghanistan has gained unbelievable achievements in its three years of service so far.
KABUL (SW): Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Unity Government (NUG) has left for Russia to attend Shanghai Cooperation Organization's (SCO) Council of the Heads of Government (CHG) meeting in Sochi.
KANDAHAR CITY (SW): A number of former and current government officials and political leaders have gathered in Kandahar for a three-day moot on current affairs in the country.
KABUL (SW): A number of Wolesi Jirga (lower house) members on Wednesday lamented that some politicians are aiming to orchestrate the traditional Loya Jirga (grand council) on the pretext of addressing the prevailing issues in the country.
KABUL (SW): Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Unity Government (NUG), on Monday clarified Afghanistan does not support participation of its citizens in wars outside the country.
KABUL (SW): The Wolesi Jirga (lower house) on Monday approved the Presidential Decree on documenting and making public the assets of government officials.
TALUQAN (SW): Locals in Takhar province have blamed member of the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) Abdul Jabar for encroaching upon 200 jeribs of public property in the Warsuj district.
KABUL (SW): The Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish on Saturday introduced 12 cabinet picks for the vote of confidence to the Wolesi Jirga (lower house).
KABUL (SW): The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has called for strengthening women’s participation in all aspects of the electoral process in Afghanistan.
KABUL (SW): An official letter by the Ministry of Interior (MoI) calling for formation of an anti-riot unit comprising of all ethnicities except the Tajiks has caused an uproar.
KABUL (SW): The matter of corruption allegedly committed by the speaker and secretary of the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) on Monday resurfaced in the house.
KABUL (SW): The Masharano Jirga (upper house) on Sunday approved the Presidential decree on amendments in the Population Census Law calling for incorporating ‘Afghan’ and ethnicity of the card holder on the face of the proposed biometric cards.
KABUL (SW): Mohammad Sarwar Danish, second vice president, has acknowledged loopholes exist in the public offices where many officials are not aware about the rules and regulations.
KABUL (SW): Member of the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) Abdul Zaher Qadeer on Saturday charged two of his fellow parliamentarians for taking ‘bribes’ form the government.
KABUL (SW): The Lawyers Association of Afghanistan and representatives of the Integrity Watch Afghanistan on Tuesday told a press conference that the President has so far issued a number of decrees in violation of the Constitution.
KABUL (SW): A number of Wolesi Jirga (lower house) members on Saturday lashed out at the Hezb-e-Islami chief Gulbuddin Hekmatyar for his latest remarks regarding war in Afghanistan.
Gulbadin Hekmatyar, the leader of the Hezb-e Islami, said that the current conflict in the north and in the rest of the country is not between the armed opposition and the government, but “between the two ethnicities”.
Shah Hussain Mortazavi, head of the Office of the Presidential Spokespersons, said that President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani will attend the opening ceremony of the Louvre Musuem in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi today evening.
KABUL (SW): Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani said on Monday Indonesia is ready to extend its cooperation with Afghanistan for peace process.
KABUL (SW): The NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan Ambassador Cornelius Zimmermann has stressed that the elections in Afghanistan are long overdue, and shall be held as soon as feasibly possible.
KABUL (SW): The Hezb-e-Islami Chief Gulbuddin Hekmatyar on Saturday handed over his party’s proposals for fair and free elections to the Independent Election Commission (IEC).
KABUL (SW): A Wolesi Jirga (lower house) fact-finding commission has announced its findings into the corruption charges levelled against the speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi and secretary Khudai Nazar Nusrat.
The Governor of Balkh, Executive Director of Jamiet-e Islami Party, said that his words were misleading and he did not speak about the dismantling the regime yesterday. .
HERAT CITY (SW): Atta Mohammad Noor, governor of Balkh and chief executive of the Jamiat-e-Islami party while criticizing the National Unity Government (NUG) vowed to stand against any forceful moves against the public.
KABUL (SW): The Wolesi Jirga (lower house) on Monday rejected the Presidential Decree no. 243 on amendments in the Population Census Law with a majority vote.
A number of members of the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) today summoned Homayoun Homayoun, vice chairman of parliament, and Naeem Lalai Hamidzai, a member of parliament, for armed robbery in the House of Representative’s television archive and for paying bribe to the employees of this section
KABUL (SW): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met the visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson before leaving for India for an official visit.
GARDEZ (SW): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday pledged to tighten security and swiftly execute pending mega development projects in Paktia province.
In the democratic countries where elected governments rule, the consistency of the political discourse plays a major role in regards to the politics of those people and influences the social fabric and cultural context of the people of those societies.
FAIZABAD (SW): Head of the Jamiat-e-Islami party, foreign minister Salahuddin Rabbani has warned that people would take things in their hand if the National Unity Government (NUG) failed to bring reforms.
KABUL (SW): Former President Hamid Karzai lashed out at the U.S. for its new war strategy in Afghanistan saying he does not want the country turned into battle ground for powerful and regional countries.
KABUL (SW): Allegations of corruption worth millions against the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi and the head of the parliament secretariat Khadaynar Nusrat once again echoed in the session on Monday.
It has become almost a commonplace of public opinion in Afghanistan that the war will never end. In the absence of concrete and unified efforts by the Afghan government and its international allies
KABUL (SW): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has pronounced terrorist threats and administrative corruption as the main obstacles faced by the government.
KABUL (SW): The Afghan government, the international community and representatives from civil society met on Wednesday at the 2017 Senior Officials Meeting to discuss progress and achievements in development and reform agenda, and to reaffirm their commitment to the country’s long-term development.
KABUL (SW): Members of the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) on Monday stressed upon timely execution of the parliamentary and district council elections.
KABUL (SW): Allegations of corruption and embezzlement against the speaker of the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) echoed in Saturday’s session with the members calling for independent investigations into it.
KABUL (SW): It has been a year since the Hezb-e-Islami inked the peace deal with the government, but it says the promises made with them are not fulfilled.
KHOST CITY (SW): A whole district in Khost province is administered from a single container office located in the provincial capital’s Matoon Wargha hill.
KABUL (SW): Abdul Rab Rasool Sayaf, veteran Jehadi leader, on Thursday charged the Taliban as well as the government for tarnishing the image of Islam with their brutal terrorist activities and rampant corruption respectively.
GARDEZ (SW): Residents of Paktia province on Wednesday pronounced the killing of former president Dr. Najibullah as an international conspiracy, and called upon United Nations to seriously pursue this case.