Ariana: As the First-Vice President, Abdul Rashid Dostum returned to country after 14-months of self-exile from Turkey, but he still rarely attends the Ministerial Council and other important sessions. Sources close to Gen. Dostum say President Ghani has not stood by his commitments and failed to fulfill promises to give back the authorities of the first
Tolo News: The Hizb-e-Islami leader said government is sinking in corruption and states government is a “corporation”…. Hekmatyar slammed government for not sticking to its peace agreement with Hizb-e-Islami. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: Mohammad Mohaqiq, Second Deputy to CEO says President Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with representatives of political parties has warned of dissolving the political parties if they insist on their suggested demands regarding the upcoming elections. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: In this program host Farahnaz Forotan discusses the tensions between President Ashraf Ghani and former Balkh governor and chief executive of Jamiat-e-Islami Atta Mohammad Noor, his agreement with Ghani and issues around elections.
The National Interest: Kabul is a democracy in name only. Many non-Pashtuns see the political integration of the Taliban as an intra-Pashtun reconciliation process—not all-Afghan—that will deepen the Pashtunization of the power structure under Ghani, helping consolidate the ethnic group’s dominance. Under the national unity government agreement , Afghanistan was to have convened a loya jirga
1TV: This comes after the Grand National Coalition of Afghanistan put on display thousands of ‘fraudulent’ ID papers that it said were meant to be used in the upcoming parliamentary elections. Click here to read more (external link). Related Watchdogs Predict Deadlock Around Afghanistan’s Elections
Khaama Press: The Deputy National Security Adviser of Afghanistan Sulaiman Kakar has also resigned from his position, almost ten days after the former National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar stepped down from his position. In his resignation letter to President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the deputy national security adviser has described the existing issues as the main motive
Khaama Press: Mr. Habibzai issued a statement online on Tuesday night and said his resignation has been approved by the President. He did not elaborate further regarding the circumstances surrounding his decision to step down as Kabul Mayor. In the meantime, unconfirmed reports indicate that the Kabul Mayor has been fired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani. Click
Tolo News: “Atmar was a capable and strong manager, and he did his duties with ability and dignity, and he represents Afghanistan very well,” Abdullah said. “I am sorry that he has resigned; wish him all the best,” Abdullah added. Abdullah also indirectly directed security officials to pay more attention to their work. “Security officials must
MOSCOW, August 26 (Sputnik) – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani rejected the resignation of Defense Minister Tariq Shah Bahrami, Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak and the National Directorate of Security chief, Masoom Stanekzai, local media reported on Sunday. Ghani had ordered the officials to continue their work, the Pajhwok news agency reported. The incident followed the