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).
Tolo News: Atta Mohammad Noor, the ousted governor of Balkh and CEO of Jamiat-e-Islami Party, at a gathering in Mazar-e-Sharif City on Saturday said ‘little progress’ has been made in government and Jamiat negotiations. “Jamiat-e-Islami and government negotiations are ongoing and we hope that the meetings and talks continue and resolve the problems through an agreement. I will call on you
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
1TV: Mohammad Dawood will be introduced as the governor of Balkh in a ceremony in Afghan National Army’s 209th Corps near the provincial capital Mazar-i-Sharif city, sources told 1TV. Dawood, who is living in Kabul, was introduced by President Ashraf Ghani to replace Ata Mohammad Noor as the governor of Balkh province over three weeks ago.
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
1TV: Noor, who is the executive chief of Jamiat-i-Islami political party, said that the provincial governors should be elected by the people. In an interview with Reuters, Noor accused Ghani of trying to remove a potential rival and divide Jamiat ahead of presidential election. Jamiat and the Kabul government have held three rounds of negotiations over