Ayaz Gul VOA News February 18, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan’s political crisis deepened Sunday when a second provincial governor defied a presidential order for his removal. On Saturday, President Ashraf Ghani’s office approved and announced the appointment of new heads for five provinces, including Samangan in the north, as part of efforts to improve local Afghan
Ayaz Gul VOA News February 17, 2018 Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has pledged to bring back all refugees in Pakistan in “the next 24 months,” saying it will put an end to allegations the displaced community is a source of regional instability. The pledge came as ties between the two uneasy neighbors have deteriorated over
1TV: Senior government officials including President Ghani, his deputy Sarwar Danish and National Security Adviser Hanif Atmar and some ministers have undergone biometric procedure for the new cards over the last couple of days. It comes despite dispute over inclusion of the term “Afghan” as nationality on the cards. A presidential decree calls for inclusion of
Tolo News: US State Department has said the decision to launch a mass protest by the ousted Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor in 15 provinces is an internal issue of Afghanistan and that it should be dealt in Afghanistan by Afghan officials. Government and Jamiat have held more than 10 rounds of talks since the beginning
Tolo News: In his routine daily speech to the people, Atta Mohammad Noor, the ousted governor of Balkh, called [the] government an inactive and treacherous administration and argued that poverty and insecurity had increased due to the lack of leadership. He criticized government for President Ashraf Ghani’s recent move to pension off army generals and said
Al Jazeera: While Ghani has systematically forced non-Pashtun leaders out of the unity government, he has surrounded himself with Pashtun ethnonationalist leaders. Ghani has also appointed a handful of Pashtu-speaking advisors and has given them full access to government resources and decision-making authority within the Presidential Palace. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The Presidential Palace has said the aim of this is to bring reforms and to make way for younger officers to move up the ranks. Senate defense commission head Hashim Alokozay however said the move to pension off experienced military personnel comes at a bad time, given the fragility of the security situation in
Ayaz Gul VOA News February 2, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani alleged Friday Taliban insurgents fighting the government in Kabul are using Pakistan as a headquarters and demanded the neighboring country take immediate action against them. The charges underscore intensifying bilateral tensions in the wake of recent deadly attacks in the Afghan capital that
1TV: The horse was formerly owned by Hafiz Saeed, head of IS’s Afghanistan branch, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike on in July 2016. The horse was seized and was gifted to President Ashraf Ghani in April last year. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: Powerful Afghan politician, Ata Mohammad Noor, on Saturday warned that President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah could face the same fate as Muammar Gaddafi, deposed Libyan dictator who was humiliated and shot following an uprising. “We will move ahead until power holders (Ghani and Abdullah) kneel down in front of the people,” Noor who has