Tolo News: Former Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdul Razaq Wahidi on Monday appeared before a special tribunal after being accused of corruption and misuse of authority. The special tribunal is expected to determine its findings soon but no date has been set for its final verdict. Monday’s hearing was however adjourned to Friday. Wahidi
Ariana: Former Energy and Water Minister Ali Ahmad Osmani on Sunday accused the Presidential Palace (ARG) of power monopoly. The transfer of authorities from legal institutions into the office of [President’s] advisors based on nepotism have paralyzed the objective processes of governance in most of the institutions,” Osmani told reporters at a press conference in Kabul.
Tolo News: Asked for their opinion about the country’s lawmakers on International Day of Parliamentarism, Afghans from around the country on Saturday accused members of the Wolesi Jirga (the Lower House of Parliament) of being inefficient and of putting their own interests first. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: The Afghan lower house of parliament session on Wednesday ended without any result after some parliamentarians verbally and physically attacked Abdul Latif Pedram, a member of parliament representing Badakhshan province. The confrontation erupted after MP Pedram criticized the government for dividing Ghazni province into three electoral constituencies, saying the government is acting biased in order to
Khaama Press: The former Minister of Finance Iklil Hakimi has been appointed as the senior presidential advisor for the international affairs, a day after he announced his resignation from the ministry of finance. Without disclosing further information, Hakimi further added that he has stepped down from his post due to family issues. This comes as Afghanistan’s
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty June 26, 2018 Afghanistan’s Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi has announced his resignation, citing personal reasons. The former diplomat told a press conference that June 27 would be his last day in office. Hakimi, a former ambassador to the United States and one of the top allies of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani,
Ariana: A number of Afghan parliamentarians on Monday session accused the government of acting against the national interests of the country, saying the President’s actions are more destructive than the activities of terrorist groups in the war-torn country. “The President is deceiving the whole nation with his lies,” said Hamayoun Hamayoun, First Deputy Speaker of the House.
Ariana: Abdul Baseer Salangi, the governor of Farah province said Sunday that Pakistan’s intelligence service, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), is deciding for Taliban to either fight or make peace with the Afghan government. According to Mr. Salangi, Taliban militants are tired of war and are willing to join peace talks. Click here to read more (external
Ariana: Sayed Akbar Agha, head of the Council for the Salvation of Afghanistan says a set timetable for withdrawal of foreign forces and the release of Taliban prisoners could pave way for the second ceasefire in the country. He said about 46,000 Taliban members are currently under the government’s captivity, insisting that the release of some of
Ariana: “Efforts are underway to grant some areas to the Taliban and it’s a betrayal to the blood of the security forces,” said MP Gulam Hussain Nasiri. “Within a few hours, sixteen security points were collapsed in Jalriz district [of Maidan Wardak province], how it is possible? It has been done deliberately.” Some members of the