8am: China has allocated five government scholarships to Afghanistan in this new academic year, sources confirm. The source says the scholarships are given to Kandahar, Urozgan, and Helmand Taliban members who are all Pashtuns. Click here to read more (external link).
VOA News April 15, 2022 A blanket ban on poppy cultivation by the Taliban emir is exacerbating Afghanistan’s already dire economic situation and could lead to armed uprisings against the Islamist regime, experts say. “This is a crazy policy at the worst possible time,” said William Byrd, senior Afghanistan expert at the U.S. Institute of
8am: Hasht-e Subh has gained access to documents showing that Hamidullah Ghani, the First Secretary and envoy of Afghanistan embassy in Moscow, has withdrawn $56,775 from the embassy’s bank account, but has not handed the money over to the Financial and Administration Department of the respective embassy. According to the document, he has misused his
8am: No matter if they can read or write, Taliban affiliates will receive school certificates and university degrees (Bachelor’s and Master’s). Afghanistan is the only country on the earth where illiterates with affiliation to a particular ethnic has been ruling on the educated population segment of the society. Click here to read more (external link).
The Print: Islamic Emirate spokesperson, health minister, deputy foreign minister among two dozen Taliban leaders sending daughters to schools in Pakistan and Qatar. The leaders include Health Minister Qalandar Ebad, Deputy Foreign Minister Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, and spokesperson Suhail Shaheen. In addition, Samim reported, top Taliban leaders were taking educated second wives. Click here
8am: Based on Hasht-e Subh’s findings, the distribution of international aid to needy people has been repeatedly violated by most local Taliban rebels in different provinces. Click here to read more (external link). Related Food Insecurity Crisis in Afghanistan Targets Women and Children
8am: Hasht-e Subh has obtained documents, indicating that Afghanistan’s Consulate Authorities in Mashhad, have been involved in extreme corruption and financial theft case. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: Senior Taliban members with religious education background, but zero level of experience in the respective fields of work have replaced the directors. The dismissed employees belong to a particular ethnic group and the newcomers who have replaced them all belong to the Pashtun community. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: According to a source, the TAPI project was not implemented in Afghanistan due to Ajmal Ahmadi’s intervention. “Ajmal Ahmadi was the son-in-law of Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, and Ghani believed that Ahmadi was an economic genius,” said the former official at the Afghan embassy in Ashgabat. “He had monopolized the entire executive authority of the