Tolo News: Faryab protestors on Wednesday said they had closed a number of government offices in Maimana city and vowed to continue their demonstrations until government accepts their demands. The protesters also called for President Ashraf Ghani to resign. Protests were launched two weeks ago in a number of northern provinces after Nizamuddin Qaisari, the district police
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan July 16, 2018 KABUL — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has dismissed the Taliban’s rejection of his offer of peace talks, suggesting that the militant group can still be persuaded to come to the negotiating table. In an exclusive interview with RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan in Kabul on July 16, Ghani said
Tolo News: Speaking at a press conference at the Presidential Palace. Ghani said: “General Dostum’s return is very possible. This issue has a legal aspect and the general attorney will investigate it.” Ghani also said that illegal armed men are becoming a problem in the country. “Operations against illegal arm forces are being carried out at
Ariana: A graphic video emerged on Friday, showing Afghan forces abusing bound and wounded bodyguards of Qaisari, kicking bloodied detainees in the face and stepping on their heads while smiling and posing for the camera. Click here to read more (external link). Related Kandahar police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq: Assault on Qaisari’s bodyguards needs to the
Ariana: The governor of Faryab, Naqibullah Fayeq stated that seven guards of Qaisari are still in prison but will be freed in the near future. The commander, area police chief Nizamuddin Qaisari, was arrested after a violent dispute during a meeting with leaders of government security forces on Monday, drawing angry protests from Dostum’s supporters.
Tolo News: Head of Dostum’s office, Enayatullah Babur Farahmand, said the army soldiers bound the hands of Qaisari’s security guards, beat them and shot some during the arrest. “People in the north demand the trial of the president [Ashraf Ghani] himself, who issued the order of such a heinous act and those who practiced this order
Tolo News: MPs in Afghanistan’s Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) on Monday said recent protests in the north and northeastern provinces were due to the residents’ fury over “injustice and central government’s autocratic policy”. They warned that because of President Ashraf Ghani’s policies there would be “consequences”. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayaz Gul VOA News July 7, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan have attacked several locations in a troubled southeastern province, overrunning a key district headquarters and killing, among others, the regional commander of Afghan special police forces. The pre-dawn, coordinated assault targeted eight areas in Ghazni province, including Jaghato district, officials confirmed Saturday. Khaliq
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 4, 2018 Afghan officials say at least one person has been killed and eight others wounded in the northern province of Faryab after protests over the arrest of a powerful pro-government militia commander turned violent. Hundreds of people gathered on July 4 for a second day in the provincial capital,
Ariana: Former Energy and Water Minister Ali Ahmad Osmani on Sunday accused the Presidential Palace (ARG) of power monopoly. The transfer of authorities from legal institutions into the office of [President’s] advisors based on nepotism have paralyzed the objective processes of governance in most of the institutions,” Osmani told reporters at a press conference in Kabul.