Tolo News: While Afghanistan’s constitution allows a president to serve only two terms in office, former president Hamid Karzai has said that should political parties reach an agreement over him running for office he would stand against the challenges and do so. “Unfortunately, there is confusion in the constitution of Afghanistan about a citizen (being able) to
Khaama Press: Abdullah says Osmani is one of the successful and active ministers of the government and the majority of the projects in the Ministry of Energy and Water have been inaugurated or due to be inaugurated under the management of Mr. Osmani. He says Osmani will remain as the Minister of Energy and Water and
Tolo News: President Ashraf Ghani has fired the minister of energy and water, Ali Ahmad Osmani, from his position, a statement by the Presidential Palace confirmed. The statement said Mohammad Gul Khulmi, the deputy minister of energy and water for energy, was appointed as acting minister. Click here to read more (external link).
Reuters: Abdullah Abdullah, the political leader who twice backed down from election disputes that plunged Afghanistan into crisis, said on Thursday he had not ruled out standing again next year, and might agree to share power with his opponent. Click here to read more (external link).
Arab News: [Rula Ghani] found herself in the middle of controversy, after her recent statement that “Sadaat” or “Sayeds” are only a group, not a specific ethnicity. This has sparked anger among the followers of the tribe who have demanded an apology, in the streets and over social media platforms. Click here to read more
Ariana: “Some individuals shamelessly say we don’t accept the name of Afghanistan and want to change it to Khorasan. Khorasan is a province in Iran. There is no one to hold them accountable and give them a lesson,” Hekmatyar said while speaking at a mosque in Kabul. Recently, Abdul Latif Pedram, leader of the National
Ariana: President Ashraf Ghani has rejected all shortlisted candidates for the position of the Independent Election Commission’s (IEC) Secretariat, a reliable source said Friday. About two weeks ago, acting IEC Secretariat Chief Shahla Haqparast stepped down from her post over the decision to stamp the photocopy of voter’s national identity cards. Click here to read more
Ariana: The parties claimed that the government and the Independent Election Commission (IEC) are looking for systemization of fraud for 2019 presidential elections by using paper identity cards. “We won’t allow anyone anymore to oppose with the fate of Afghanistan’s people,” said Asadullah Sadati a member of [Hezb-e] Wahdat-e Islami Afghanistan. Click here to read more
Tolo News: Office of President Ashraf Ghani’s First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum on Thursday said that relations between Dostum and the Presidential Palace (ARG) were improving, but officials gave no details about when Dostum would return to Kabul. Members of the public meanwhile said that Dostum has the right to return to his country –
Ariana: Speaking at a debate program in Ariananews TV, Maozullah Dawlati (Deputy of Independent Election Commission (IEC),) revealed the intervention of President Ghani in election commission’s affairs. “President Ghani in [the] presence of U.S. ambassador and UN envoy for Afghanistan has threatened those IEC members who were opposed to attaching stickers on copy of ID cards,” Dawlati