CNA: As Ghani seeks a second term, the announcement by former national security adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar that he would contest the presidential polls positions him as a leading contender in the electoral fray. Click here to read more (external link). Related Mohammad Hanif Atmar has picked Mohammad Yunus Qanooni and Mohammad Mohaqiq as his
Ariana: Apart from Mohammad Hanif Atmar who has picked Mohammad Yunus Qanooni and Mohammad Mohaqiq as his deputies, the other possible candidates including President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, Salahuddin Rabbani, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar have yet to form their election tickets. Mohammad Alam Ezadyar, a member of Jamiat-e-Islami party said that they struggle to form
Ariana: Abdul Latif Pedram, a former MP and head of Afghanistan’s National Congress Party, filed candidacy papers with the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Thursday. Pedram is the first nominee who is formally running for the 2019 presidential election. He has elected Ihsanullah Haidari and Mohammad Sadeq Wardak as his deputies. Click here to read more
Tolo News:A number of Afghanistan’s political parties and mainstream on Tuesday, reacting to the new announced delay in the schedule of the presidential elections by the election commission, said the election delay is against the Constitution. The political movements’ remarks come after, on Sunday, the election commission said the election management body had decided to
Tolo News: President Ashraf Ghani appointed Deputy Foreign Minister Adela Raz as Afghanistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, replacing Ambassador Mahmoud Saikal. Raz has studied law, diplomacy and economic development in the United States and has experience working in a number of government institutions. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Nizamuddin Qaisari, the former police chief of Faryab’s Qaisar district was freed from the National Directorate of Security (NDS) detention on Friday evening, the Attorney General’s Office confirmed. Before his release, Qaisari appeared at a ceremony at the First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum’s residence in Kabul where he met a number of his supporters.Qaisari
Tolo News: “Jamiat has considered a list of figures but has not introduced them officially. Let’s the peace process get completed and the talks get started officially in the form that the Taliban show readiness for negotiations, then we will introduce the team,” he said. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: As the Independent Election Commission (IEC) is gradually announcing the result of Afghan parliamentary elections, the preliminary results show that, in a surprise move, most of the government critics have not won a seat. So far the names of MP Zahir Qadir from eastern Nangarhar province, MP Hamayun Hamayun from Khost province, MP Abdul
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan December 23, 2018 Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has announced that Assadullah Khalid, the former head of Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS), as the country’s defense minister and Amrullah Saleh, also a former intelligence chief, as interior minister. Ghani made the announcement in a December 23 decree in which he
1TV: The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday officially began the registration process of candidates for coming presidential elections in the country. Abdul Aziz Ibrahimi, a deputy spokesman of the IEC said that so far at least 22 individuals have received the candidacy information package for the April presidential elections including Mohammad Hanif Atmar, Zalmai