The Star: For six years, John Sopko has served as Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction with a broad mandate to assess how U.S. cash for Afghan reconstruction is spent. His investigations have found that billions of dollars in American aid has been lost to corruption, waste and futile efforts in Afghanistan suggests Canada has likely
The Hindu: As the Afghanistan President left at the end of his one-day visit to Delhi, Ambassador Dr. Shaida Mohammad Abdali announced his resignation in a tweet. The timing of his resignation has strengthened speculation that he has differences with the Ghani government and will run for office on return. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: A number of Afghanistan’s major political parties and movements on Tuesday accused government of planning a “massive fraud and vote rigging” in the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled for October 20. The parties also claimed that government wants to have its favorite in the parliament. The political parties threatened to close offices of the Independent
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).
Tolo News: President Ashraf Ghani promised to root out corruption in public office; however, Afghanistan is still among most corrupt countries in the world. At the time Afghanistan was ranked 172nd in the world in terms of corruption. In 2015 it rose to 166thposition, in 2016 it dropped to 169 and last year it was at a dismal
Tolo News: On Friday evening President Ashraf Ghani said at a meeting with representatives from the Dasht-e-Barchi community that Kabul will be divided into four security zones and special attention will be given to Dasht-e-Barchi’s security. Former chief of the National Directorate of Security Amrullah Saleh, however, told TOLOnews that dividing the capital into security zones will
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
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
Tolo News: Nuristani was recently appointed as a senator to the Meshrano Jirga (Upper House of Parliament) by President Ashraf Ghani. Nuristani has an arrest order against him by the Anti-Corruption Criminal Justice Center (ACJC). According to documents, the ACJC summoned Nuristani to appear before them in order to answer to allegations of him having taken over
Tolo News: “All the promises that the president has made are not true; all are just lies, all his moves and his government and his administration are not based on reality but are based on lies. He made promises, but our youths drowned in water(on their way to Europe) and the Jalalabad hospital was subjected to