Tolo News: In a book named Every Day Is Extra written by John Kerry, who was engaged in [the] establishment of [the] NUG, Kerry has written that for the first time the establishment of NUG was suggested by President Ashraf Ghani. “Ghani was a west-supporter nationalist Pashtun and technocratic words were coming out of his mouth.
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: 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: 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.
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
1TV: In an interview with German’s Bild newspaper, Ghani said that it was crucial to keep Afghans from fleeing the country by exposing the “false belief that the streets in Germany are paved with gold. That’s not the case.” This is not the first time that Ghani criticizes migration of Afghans to Europe. In 2016, Ghani
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