1TV: Afghan Energy and Water Minister Ali Ahmad Osmani survived an impeachment vote in parliament on Monday. “You illegally have 120 advisers and all the people you have appointed recently are your relatives,” Jafar Mahdawi, a lawmaker, told the minister at the Lower House. MP Kamal Nasir Osoli accused the minister of corruption. Click here to
Tolo News: Lawmakers in the parliament on Monday approved 11 out of 12 cabinet ministers and rejected the appointment of, Nagis Nehan, the female nominee for the Ministry of Mines. MPs approved Tariq Shah Bahrami as the Minister of Defence and Wais Ahmad Barack as the Minister of the Interior. In addition, parliament confirmed the following new
1TV: The list of minister-designates introduced to the parliament are: Tariq Shah Bahrami for defense minister Wais Barmak for interior minister Mohammad Shafiq Gul Agha Sherzai for frontiers and tribal affairs minister Yama Yari for public works minister Mustafa Mastoor economy minister Najibullah Khwaja Omari for higher education minister Nargis Nehan for mines and petroleum minister
Tolo News: Some legislators accused President Ashraf Ghani and his officials of being the center of corruption. Some MPs in the Wolesi Jirga – Lower House of Parliament – on Saturday accused President Ashraf Ghani and “the people around him” of being deeply involved in corruption, saying that the Presidential Palace has changed into a “center
Khaama Press: The lawmakers in the Lower House of the Parliament, Wolesi Jirga, reacted at the remarks of the US embassy Charge d’Affaires regarding the controversial case of the first vice president General Abdul Rashid Dostum and former Jawzjan governor Ahmad Khan Ishchi. A member of the parliament, Nasrullah Sadiqizada, said the case has nothing to
Tolo News: A debate in the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) over a recent controversial land deal between government and Alokozay Group of Companies exposed predictable divisions among lawmakers on Tuesday when chairman of parliament’s Transport and Telecommunication Commission slammed the accord as violation of the prevailing laws of the country and urged the contract’s
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