Tolo News: Presidential candidate Ibrahim Alokozai on Tuesday accused President Ashraf Ghani of “dictatorship, selfishness and egoism” in running the country’s affairs. “He [President Ghani] is like a ‘dictator’ and a ‘selfish’ individual who commits ‘illegal actions’ but implements the law on others,” said Alokozai. “At least 270 guards were assigned to one of his deputies, but
1TV: Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Monday expressed hope that President Ashraf Ghani’s release of hundreds of Taliban prisoners is not an election campaign effort. Earlier this month, Ghani ordered release of 887 Taliban prisoners to mark Eid-al-Fitr that followed the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: Muhammad Mohaqiq, the Second Deputy of Chief Executive of the country and a member of the Peace and Moderation electoral ticket, said on Wednesday that the government has promoted sexual bribery in the Presidential Palace. He added that besides the allegation of sexual favors, the recent appointments in the government serves as an electoral campaign for
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s opener Mohammad Shahzad on Sunday accused Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) officials of “favoritism” in selecting players for the World Cup matches. Shahzad, who was out of the Cricket World Cup, returned home from England on Sunday. He was replaced by wicket-keeper batsman Ikram Ali Khil called up as a replacement. Click here to
Tolo News: A former advisor to President Ashraf Ghani and a women’s rights activist, Farkhunda Zahra Naderi, on Thursday, called for an independent investigation by an impartial “third party” into sexual abuse allegations against the Presidential Palace, Arg, which was followed by a big buzz among political elites, media and civil society activists. The allegations were
Tolo News: Majority of the 887 prisoners who are expected to be released by the Afghan government are members of the Taliban, critics said, adding that it will have a possible impact on the country’s situation and that the decision has been made without wider consultations. The Presidential Palace has said that these inmates will be
Ariana: Some members of Jamiat-e Islami party at a gathering on Sunday warned that the continuation of President Ashraf Ghani’s government will have negative consequences. In addition, some members of the party claimed that Ghani is insisting to extend his tenure in order to engineer major electoral frauds in his favor. Click here to read more (external
Al Jazeera: Rich in copper, lithium, talc, marble, gold, uranium and others, Afghanistan’s vast mineral wealth is estimated to exceed one trillion dollars. But according to data, every year the government loses around $300m in revenue from mining. Poor security, the lack of proper legal framework and organisational capacity, as well as corruption, have prevented the development of the sector. Deficient
Tolo News: Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Monday called for a neutral investigation to be launched into the allegations of sexual abuse of women and promoting depravity at the Presidential Palace, the ARG. He warned that if such accusations were tackled politically, this will pose a major blow to the credibility of the government and to the
Ariana: In an interview with Khurshid TV, Gen. Ahmadzai claimed that sexual favors are asked in exchange for a minister seat or for becoming a member of parliament. Click here to read more (external link).