Ariana: First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum is expected to return to Afghanistan on Sunday after being in a year-long reputed exile in Turkey. A government delegation is expected to leave Kabul for Ankara on Saturday (July 21) to accompany Gen. Dostum on his return to Kabul, the mediation delegate said. The Office of the
Ariana: Ghani’s office announced Thursday that Ahmad Shah Zamanzai has been appointed as the new Chief of Secretariat of the Independent Election Commission after a list of eligible candidates was provided to government by the IEC. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: Speaking during an interview with China’s CGTN TV channel, Karzai said that the Afghan people call for change in the U.S. policy and when that happens peace would be ensured in Afghanistan. The former president stressed that the U.S. presence was seen as “conducive” to the better development of peace in Afghanistan by neighbors. Click here
Tolo News: Nargis Nehan the acting minister of mines and petroleum said on Tuesday that former minister of urban development and housing, Sayed Mansour Sadat Naderi, resigned from his post so as not to lose two mining contracts he had bid for in his personal capacity. The contracts involve the Badakhshan Gold Mine and the Sar-e-Pul
Tolo News: Faryab protestors on Wednesday said they had closed a number of government offices in Maimana city and vowed to continue their demonstrations until government accepts their demands. The protesters also called for President Ashraf Ghani to resign. Protests were launched two weeks ago in a number of northern provinces after Nizamuddin Qaisari, the district police
Tolo News: Supporters of exiled First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum held a demonstration on Monday in Shar-e-Naw in Kabul city and warned government that if it failed to meet their demands they would boycott elections and form their own autonomous government. Protestors also called for the return of Dostum and the immediate release of
Tolo News: Speaking at a press conference at the Presidential Palace. Ghani said: “General Dostum’s return is very possible. This issue has a legal aspect and the general attorney will investigate it.” Ghani also said that illegal armed men are becoming a problem in the country. “Operations against illegal arm forces are being carried out at
Ariana: A graphic video emerged on Friday, showing Afghan forces abusing bound and wounded bodyguards of Qaisari, kicking bloodied detainees in the face and stepping on their heads while smiling and posing for the camera. Click here to read more (external link). Related Kandahar police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq: Assault on Qaisari’s bodyguards needs to the
Ariana: “We consider the current voter registration as incomplete, it makes way for corruption, fraud and crisis because this process is not accurate and the government and the election commission have wasted millions of dollars in this regard,” said Asadullah Sadati, a representative of Wahdat-e-Millie party. Click here to read more (external link). Related Top political
Ariana: The governor of Faryab, Naqibullah Fayeq stated that seven guards of Qaisari are still in prison but will be freed in the near future. The commander, area police chief Nizamuddin Qaisari, was arrested after a violent dispute during a meeting with leaders of government security forces on Monday, drawing angry protests from Dostum’s supporters.