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
Khaama Press: The assault by Afghan lawmaker on the face of Minister of Rural Development has sparked furor among the lawmakers in the Lower House of the Parliament, Wolesi Jirga. The lawmaker, Sakhi Mashwani, representing eastern Kunar province, assaulted on face of Nasir Ahmad Durrani with papers in his hands. The incident took place during the general session
VOA News Ayaz Gul April 9, 2016 ISLAMABAD—Afghan lawmakers Saturday approved the government’s nominees for interior minister and attorney general. The parliamentary vote confirmed nominations of Interior Minister Taj Muhammad Jahed, a former army general, and Attorney General Mohammad Farid, formerly a member of the Afghan human rights commission. The two slots play a central
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 28, 2016 Officials say Taliban militants fired a series of rockets at Afghanistan’s parliament compound on March 28 as the top intelligence official and caretaker minister of interior were due to speak. No casualties were reported from the attack claimed by the Taliban. “Three rockets were fired at the parliament
Live Mint: India has revised upward the cost of constructing the Afghan parliament because of pending “minor touch-up works”, with the Union cabinet on Wednesday giving its ex-post facto approval to the total figure of Rs.969 crore. The building in Kabul, part of a series of projects undertaken by India in war-torn Afghanistan, will be handed
Ariana News: A group from Afghanistan’s Lower House of the Parliament want to expel Homa Sultani after she made a post on her Facebook page praising the Taliban for killing 7 members of the media working for Tolo TV, and injuring dozens of others. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: An Afghan lawmaker has admitted she praised Taliban attack on a TV station that left seven people dead. Homa Sultani, an MP representing central Ghazni province, wrote on her Facebook profile that she was grateful for the “martyrdom-seeking attack” describing the victims as “filthy” and “bastards”. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) on Wednesday held its last session before breaking for their winter vacation. The Wolesi Jirga secretariat Erfanullah Erfan said they have held at least 51 sessions over the past four months. Click here to read more (external link).