Ariana: A number of Parliament Members accused the Interior and Defense ministries of incompetence on Saturday, saying both ministries have been turned into butchery for the Afghan military forces. The Lower House of Parliament summoned the top security officials to today’s session, but they refused to attend the session for accountability. Click here to read more
Tolo News: MPs in Afghanistan’s Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) on Monday said recent protests in the north and northeastern provinces were due to the residents’ fury over “injustice and central government’s autocratic policy”. They warned that because of President Ashraf Ghani’s policies there would be “consequences”. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Asked for their opinion about the country’s lawmakers on International Day of Parliamentarism, Afghans from around the country on Saturday accused members of the Wolesi Jirga (the Lower House of Parliament) of being inefficient and of putting their own interests first. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: A number of members of the Wolesi Jirga (the Lower House of Parliament) on Saturday said people living across the Durand Line are coming in to Afghanistan and applying for ID cards in order to vote in the upcoming elections. MPs said issuing ID cards to these people is illegal and extremely dangerous for the
Tolo News: MPs in the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) lashed out at government on Wednesday over Monday’s airstrike in Dasht-e-Archi in Kunduz that reportedly killed dozens of civilians. This came after the ministry of defense claimed it had targeted a Taliban gathering but residents and Taliban rejected the claims, saying the air force
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
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