Tolo News: The Independent Election Commission (IEC) will not stamp original identity cards of voters, but instead it will stamp a hard copy of ID cards to ensure the safety of voters, the Presidential Palace said… a number of election commissioners were against the move, but President Ghani has asked them to resign if they are opposing
Ariana News: Jamiat-e Islami Afghanistan and Hezb-e Wahdat-e Mardom-e Afghanistan formed a coalition with Jombesh-e Melli Islami led by VP Dostum on 30 June 2017 in Ankara. Abdul Sattar Murad, a member of Jamiat leadership council said Wednesday that Dostum’s return to home was requested by the coalition. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Following the end of tension between former governor of Balkh Atta Mohammad Noor and the Presidential Palace, some members of Jamiat-e-Islami, who supported him recently, blamed Noor for ignoring some main demands of the party and making an underhand deal in exchange of a few government seats. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Mohammad Ishaq Rahgozar, who was among three candidates recommended for the Balkh governor’s post, officially took over the reins on Thursday. Rahgozar was appointed to the position based on a decree issued by President Ashraf Ghani. Former Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor, who addressed a ceremony to introduce the new governor, thanked the president
Khaama Press: In his speech during the ceremony to mark the start of the new Solar Year, Nowruz, Noor said certain agreements have been made during the talks with the government. Noor further added that talks are underway and a final agreement will be made in coming days. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: A Jamiat-e-Islami commander from Faryab province, Ghulam Nabi Shuja, has joined the Taliban taking with him at least 100 of his fighters, local officials confirmed on Tuesday. The commander was from Garzewan district, officials confirmed. Mohammad Naeem Andarabi, police security chief in the province, confirmed the report and said the commander joined Taliban ranks
1TV: Afghan presidency has promised two ministerial posts to Jamiat-i-Islami political party as part of negotiation to end dispute over Balkh governorship, sources told 1TV Sunday. Based on the agreement, Mirwais Balkhi will be introduced as minister of education while Najib Aqa Fahim will be given another ministerial post. Both are members of the party. Click here
Tolo News: The ousted Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor has rejected claims that he has reached an agreement with the presidential palace (ARG) over his replacement. Noor said on his Facebook page that reports of him having agreed to the reappointment of former Balkh governor Ishaq Rahgozar to the post were “baseless”. Click here to read more (external
Tolo News: Former northern Balkh governor Ishaq Rahgozar will be reappointed as Balkh governor after Nawroz (New Year), a source confirmed on Tuesday afternoon. However, government has not yet confirmed this. Click here to read more (external link). Related Khaama: Balkh gets new governor after months of govt and Jamiat-e-Islami controversies
Tolo News: Mohammad Mohaqiq, the second deputy of Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, said the First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum should return to Afghanistan and that foreigners should not interfere in this matter. Addressing a ceremony on 23rd death anniversary of Abdul Ali Mazari, the slain leader of the Islamic Unity Party of Afghanistan, Mohaqiq