Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty April 30, 2017 A 15-member delegation from Pakistan’s National Assembly has arrived in Kabul, with its leader saying his country is committed to aiding peace and stability in Afghanistan. Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and his delegation will meet with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and other officials during a two-day visit.
VOA News / April 28, 2017 ISLAMABAD — A 15-member Pakistan parliamentary delegation will travel to Afghanistan on Saturday on a two-day official visit. Speaker Ayaz Sadiq of the National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, will lead the delegation that will meet with their Afghan counterparts and the Afghan leadership, an official announcement said Friday.
1TV: Wardak, who acted as education minister and state minister of parliamentary affairs under Karzai, replaced Ghulam Nabi Farahi, who has been shifted to the newly created post of State Minister for Tourism. In a separate decree, the president has nominated Faizullah Zaki as Minister of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled. Click here to read
Ayaz Gul VOA News April 3, 2017 ISLAMABAD — Lawmakers in Afghanistan have called for stoning to death of a fellow parliament member for stating the country’s long border with Pakistan is an international boundary. Afghan commentators and newspaper editorials have also slammed the parliament member for speaking against “the national interest,” with some demanding Abdul
1TV: President Ashraf Ghani has warned to ‘dissolve’ the parliament if it summons the security ministers. The issue was stated by Humayun Humayun, the first deputy speaker of the Wolesi Jirga ( House of representatives) during the Wolesi Jirga’s Saturday session which was held behind closed doors. Ghani’s remarks sparked strong reactions of a number of
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