Press TV January 11, 2018 Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has granted clemency to 75 prisoners loyal to former warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar who reached a landmark peace deal with the government in Kabul in 2016. According to Shah Mir Amirpoor, the press officer at the Pul-e-Charkhi detention center east of Kabul, the inmates were released on
Tolo News: Wolesi Jirga speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi on Wednesday said that lawmakers will no longer consult government institutions to help resolve the issues of their constituents, adding that they will address the issues with the help of the authorities which have been assigned to them in accordance with the constitution. Meanwhile MPs claimed that the president
Tolo News: Corruption is centered in the presidential palace and in the National Procurement Authority (NPA), said the executive director of Jamiat-e-Islami party Atta Mohammad Noor addressing a gathering in Mazar-e-Sharif city on Saturday. Noor claimed he has documents that show millions of dollars have been embezzled in the security forces’ fuel contracts under the pretext of
WPR: Illegal mining has become so integral to the Taliban’s shadow government that it has established a fully functioning mining department, known as the Dabaro Comisyoon or “Stones Commission,” to manage the taxation of extracted minerals and ores. It even issues “official” Taliban-sanctioned mining licenses. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: Afghan Energy and Water Minister Ali Ahmad Osmani survived an impeachment vote in parliament on Monday. “You illegally have 120 advisers and all the people you have appointed recently are your relatives,” Jafar Mahdawi, a lawmaker, told the minister at the Lower House. MP Kamal Nasir Osoli accused the minister of corruption. Click here to
1TV: Abdul Fattah Frogh has been suspended as commander of Afghan Public Order Police after he issued a letter that was criticized for alleged discrimination against a particular ethnic group. In the letter dated 18th November, the command citing presidency’s instruction asked a Kabul brigade to provide names of possible members excluding Tajiks for an anti-riot
Tolo News: The former National Directorate of Security (NDS) Rahmatullah Nabil on Monday night claimed that printing equipment for fake ballot papers were found in houses around Wazir Akbar Khan, in Kabul city, during the run up to the 2014 elections. He claimed the machines were found in the houses of high-ranking officials who are today
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 20, 2017 Frud Bezhan The letter, sent earlier this month by an Afghan police commander, requested recruits for a new antiriot force in the capital, Kabul. Officer candidates should come from the country’s main ethnic groups — Hazara, Uzbek, and Pashtun. Left out was the country’s second-largest ethnicity — Tajiks.
PBS: Murals are popping up in and around Kabul, aimed at getting people to think about what’s possible. ArtLords, based in the Afghan capital, grew from a small group of artists and volunteers who wanted to share — in vivid color — the community’s desire to move from war to peace. Click here for more (external
Tolo News: Former chairman of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) Najibullah Ahmadzai on Thursday accused the Presidential Palace of making illegal demands on the election management body and said that the Presidential Palace wants to manipulate the next elections. Click here to read more (external link). Related Head of Afghan Election Body Sacked, Raising Doubts Over