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
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
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
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
Ayaz Gul VOA News April 3, 2017 ISLAMABAD — Lawmakers in Afghanistan have called for stoning to death of a fellow parliament member for stating the country’s long border with Pakistan is an international boundary. Afghan commentators and newspaper editorials have also slammed the parliament member for speaking against “the national interest,” with some demanding Abdul
Tolo News: Members of Meshrano Jirga (senate) on Sunday said that the Durand Line was an imaginary line and recognizing it as an international border will not be acceptable to the people of Afghanistan. The senate’s retaliation comes a day after Abdul Latif Pedram, the leader of the National Congress Party (NCP) said his party recognizes
1TV: Member of Parliament and Afghanistan’s National Congress Party leader Abdul Latif Pedram says his party recognizes Durand Line as an official border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. “Our party believe and accept the Durand line is an official border between Afghanistan and Pakistan,” Pedram said. He stressed that the debate on the Durand Line has been