Ayaz Gul VOA News March 15, 2017 ISLAMABAD — A meeting Britain is hosting Wednesday is expected to resolve the tense border dispute between Afghanistan and Pakistan, officials told VOA hours before the talks. Pakistan closed its border with landlocked Afghanistan to all traffic nearly a month ago, after a string of terrorist attacks killed scores
Tolo News: Parliament Members (MPs) on Saturday demonstrated outside parliament over government’s inaction to control the sharp rise in pollution over Kabul city. “Government has an obligation to stop importing poor quality fuel. Government also has an obligation to develop Kabul city’s canalization system,” said Mohammad Abda, an MP. Click here to read more (external link).
Reuters: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani instructed cabinet ministers sacked by parliament to remain in their jobs on Monday, looking to the Supreme Court to resolve an escalating power struggle. Ghani has quickly intervened to halt parliament’s cabinet reshuffle, which he fears could weaken the already fragile Western-backed government and delay state projects. The deteriorating political and
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 13, 2016 Afghanistan’s parliament has dismissed two more cabinet ministers because of poor performance, bringing the total number of ministers removed to five over two days. Lawmakers voted to fire Education Minister Asadullah Hanif Balkhi and Transportation Minister Mohammadullah Batash on November 13. The votes took place despite pleas from
Press TV November 12, 2016 Afghanistan’s lower house of parliament, the Wolesi Jirga, has sacked three government ministers, including the foreign minister, citing poor performance and their failure to timely spend allocated budgets. “The respected minister Salahuddin Rabbani of foreign affairs is voted down and we request the president to introduce another candidate and candidates
Tolo News: The Meshrano Jirga (the Upper House of Parliament) on Tuesday approved President Ashraf Ghani’s legislative decree on electoral reforms. After this, a joint commission of Meshrano Jirga and Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) will pave the way for bringing reforms into electoral bodies and the electoral system. This comes after the Wolesi Jirga rejected the
Tolo News: Officials of the Helmand provincial council and a senator in the Meshrano Jirga (Upper House of Parliament) said Sunday that the fighting in Helmand has temporarily decreased because Taliban fighters are too busy producing and smuggling drugs in the province. The officials said it was now the time for stepped-up action by security forces against
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) on Saturday once again failed to vote on President Ashraf Ghani’s legislative decree on electoral reforms. This came after some lawmakers continued to oppose the move to approve the decree. Click here to read more (external link).
VOA News Ayaz Gul April 25, 2016 ISLAMABAD—Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has demanded neighboring Pakistan evict fugitive Taliban leaders from its soil and hand them over to Kabul for trial. In a hard-hitting speech to a rare joint session of parliament Monday, Ghani said Pakistani leaders promised they would use force against Taliban leaders who
Khaama Press: Afghan lawmakers have unanimously voted to bar lawmaker Ghulam Sakhi Mashwani from parliament sessions for a period of at least 10 days after he assaulted on Minister of Rural Development Nasir Ahmad Durani’s face last week. The decision to bar Mashwani from parliament sessions was announced by Zahir Qadir during the general session of the