Aamaj: Nine months after Taliban’s domination the latest survey of Aamaj News shows that 82.7% of the Taliban’s cabinet members are Pashtuns and 96.5% of them are their own members. According to this survey 79.4% of governors are Pashtuns and 100% of them are Taliban members. There are 6.8% Tajiks, 6.8% Uzbeks, and 3.4% Nuristanis
8am: China has allocated five government scholarships to Afghanistan in this new academic year, sources confirm. The source says the scholarships are given to Kandahar, Urozgan, and Helmand Taliban members who are all Pashtuns. Click here to read more (external link).
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi April 29, 2022 At least 10 people died on April 29 in a bomb blast at a mosque in Kabul, said a spokesman for the Taliban-led government police force. More than 30 people were injured in the blast in the Afghan capital’s Darul Aman district at around 4 p.m. local time. A
8am: Taliban rebels have arrested 6 men in the Lal-wa-Sarjangal district of Ghor province on charges of helping the National Resistance Front (NRF). According to the Taliban’s claim, they have arrested a man named Dostum, being affiliated with the NRF, after the clash in the district. Click here to read more (external link). Related Taliban
8am: Mohammad Mohaqiq, Hezb-e-Wahdat Islamic of Afghanistan Leader has confirmed that 6 Hazara citizens have been shot dead in the Dar-e-Suf area in Samangan province. According to Mohaqiq, the terrorists have killed these Hazara citizens, adding that the Taliban regime is responsible to ensure the citizens’ security and is accountable for such cases. Click here
8am: The Taliban has reportedly tortured a Hazara Shiite traveler in the city of Firuzkuh, the capital of Ghor province, for not fasting during Ramadan. According to locals and eyewitnesses, the Taliban rebels arrested the man, while having lunch at a restaurant. He was humiliated in the public in the center of Feruzkuh Bazar. In
8am: No matter if they can read or write, Taliban affiliates will receive school certificates and university degrees (Bachelor’s and Master’s). Afghanistan is the only country on the earth where illiterates with affiliation to a particular ethnic has been ruling on the educated population segment of the society. Click here to read more (external link).
Politico: The report identified a number of serious human rights violations under Taliban rule, including reprisal killings by Taliban fighters; the removal of women and minority groups from leadership; serious restrictions on free speech; and bans on women from working or receiving an education. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: Senior Taliban members with religious education background, but zero level of experience in the respective fields of work have replaced the directors. The dismissed employees belong to a particular ethnic group and the newcomers who have replaced them all belong to the Pashtun community. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: Legally and traditionally, public administrations and institutions’ signboards were labeled in three languages (Dari, Pashto, and English), but recently, the Taliban have taken the initiative of removing and replacing Dari language from the signboards and official communications within the government offices and departments. This is not only against the law but has raised public