Ariana: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani Friday appointed former Kandahar Governor Hayatullah Hayat as Acting Interior Minister and Chief of Army Staff General Yasin Zia as Acting Defense Minister, the National Security Council said in a statement. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The embassy said the decision has been made in reaction to provincial governor Hayatullah Hayat’s intervention in activities of the consulate. “The Embassy of Pakistan in Kabul deeply regrets undue intervention of Governor Hayatullah Hayat in the functioning of the Consulate General of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Jalalabad is complete violation
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 1, 2017 Afghan officials say 10 members of the country’s security forces were killed after the Afghan Air Force mistakenly dropped bombs on their position in the southern province of Helmand. Provincial Governor Hayatullah Hayat said on October 1 that at least nine police officers were wounded in the air
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan January 23, 2017 The governor of Afghanistan’s volatile Helmand Province said Iranians and Pakistanis have recently met with Taliban insurgents involved in fighting Afghan forces. Governor Hayatullah Hayat told Radio Free Afghanistan on January 22 that “Iranian interference [in Afghan affairs] has increased” recently, noting the meeting with Taliban fighters in