Ayaz Gul VOA News February 18, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan’s political crisis deepened Sunday when a second provincial governor defied a presidential order for his removal. On Saturday, President Ashraf Ghani’s office approved and announced the appointment of new heads for five provinces, including Samangan in the north, as part of efforts to improve local Afghan
1TV: Senior government officials including President Ghani, his deputy Sarwar Danish and National Security Adviser Hanif Atmar and some ministers have undergone biometric procedure for the new cards over the last couple of days. It comes despite dispute over inclusion of the term “Afghan” as nationality on the cards. A presidential decree calls for inclusion of
Tolo News: US State Department has said the decision to launch a mass protest by the ousted Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor in 15 provinces is an internal issue of Afghanistan and that it should be dealt in Afghanistan by Afghan officials. Government and Jamiat have held more than 10 rounds of talks since the beginning
1TV: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday voiced support for Pashtun Long March, which is organized in Islamabad to protest against authorities’ alleged abuses against the ethnic group. The protest in Islamabad comes after last month Naqeebullah Mehsud, a model was shot in Karachi by police who claimed that he was a militant. Click here to
Al Jazeera: While Ghani has systematically forced non-Pashtun leaders out of the unity government, he has surrounded himself with Pashtun ethnonationalist leaders. Ghani has also appointed a handful of Pashtu-speaking advisors and has given them full access to government resources and decision-making authority within the Presidential Palace. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: Powerful Afghan politician, Ata Mohammad Noor, on Saturday warned that President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah could face the same fate as Muammar Gaddafi, deposed Libyan dictator who was humiliated and shot following an uprising. “We will move ahead until power holders (Ghani and Abdullah) kneel down in front of the people,” Noor who has
Ayaz Gul VOA News January 18, 2018 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — The United States again has called on leaders in Afghanistan to resolve peacefully and expeditiously an ongoing dispute over the leadership transition in a northern province, where the powerful governor is refusing to relinquish control despite being ousted by the country’s president. The political crisis started
Tolo News: NUG commission head says the Constitution allows the country’s president to have too much power and likened the amount to that of a Sultan. Mohammad Natiqi, the head of the commission overseeing the implementation of the political agreement of the National Unity Government (NUG), reiterated a call on Wednesday for radical reforms to be
Tolo News: A group of 45 people from tribal elders, civil society activists and university lecturers have landed in Balkh province, in the north of Afghanistan, to end the ongoing rift between Presidential Palace and Atta Mohammad Noor by mediating between the two sides. Members of the group called on the two sides to consider the
1TV: Ata Mohammad Noor, who was ousted as governor of Balkh province a month ago, on Sunday warned that he would use revenues from lucrative Hairatan port if salaries are blocked. “My order is enforceable and no one can stop it,” Noor said during a gathering in Mazar-i-Sharif city. Click here to read more (external link).