Tolo News: Afghanistan’s National Assembly, composed of two houses – the lower house of representatives called the Wolesi Jirga and the upper house of senators called the Meshrano Jirga – has not resumed activities following the collapse of the former government on August 15. The fate of the assembly remains unknown, said Fazl Hadi Muslimyar,
Tolo News: A number of lawmakers in Afghanistan’s Wolesi Jirga—the lower house of Parliament–on Wednesday blamed the Afghan government for what they described as systematic corruption and the embezzlement of the national assets of the country. They said that a few government officials are behind all the corruption and embezzlement cases. Click here to read
Tolo News: Lawmakers in Afghanistan’s Wolesi Jirga (lower house of parliament) on Monday accused the nation’s First Lady Rula Ghani of trying to interfere in the work of the legislative body. Recently, Rula Ghani said that the parliament floor has changed into a trading ground for votes. She said that whether the MPs want it
Ariana: The Lower House of Parliament (Wolesi Jirga) Monday voted in favor of six nominated ministers and Head of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) but rejected two nominees proposed by the government. The MPs voted for eight nominated ministers and NDS Chief during a general session of Parliament. Click here to read more (external
Ariana: The Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) on Saturday voted in favor of 10 nominated ministers, including those for defense, interior, and foreign affairs. Haneef Atmar secured 197 votes of confidence for the position of the foreign minister; Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal got 205 votes as finance minister; Asadullah Khalid with 206 votes as defense
Tolo News: A committee within the Wolesi Jirga, the Afghan house of representatives, has accused the government, particularly the president, of violating several constitutional provisions. The committee stated in a report that the president had created several new budgetary units without the approval of the house of representatives and had removed sections from a number
1TV: Mir Rahman Rahmani was elected as speaker of Afghanistan’s lower house Wolesi Jirga on Saturday. 123 votes were needed for a candidate to win. Rahmani received 136 votes while his rival Khan Mohammad Wardak secured 96. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The disagreements between two groups of MPs over the election of the speaker of the Wolesi Jirga, the Lower House of Parliament, are still evident eight days after they attended controversial voting on May 18. The MPs voted for two candidates – Mir Rahman Rahmani, an MP from Parwan, and Kamal Nasir Osuli, an
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 19, 2019 A fight broke out during the first session of Afghanistan’s new parliament after disagreement on the election of a speaker. Online video showed lawmakers fighting on May 19 over the seating of businessman Mir Rahman Rahmani as the speaker of the lower house of parliament, known as the
Tolo News: The new lawmakers in the Wolesi Jirga, the Lower House of the Parliament, on Saturday elected Mir Rahman Rahmani as the new speaker of the house. Rahmani, an MP from Parwan, is a former military general who has completed his studies in Russia in 1982. Click here to read more (external link).