Tolo News: New lawmakers in the Afghan parliament, the Wolesi Jirga, on Thursday convened an extraordinary session to elect the house speaker and the administrative board but none of the four candidates got adequate votes to secure the seat. Their special session was held just a day after the Election Commission announced the final results of
1TV: Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission on Tuesday released final results of parliamentary elections in Kabul. Kabul is allotted 33 seats in the lower house of the parliament, called Wolesi Jirga, including 24 for men and nine for women. Click here to read more (external link). Related Afghan Parliament to elect Its Administrative Board Tomorrow Ghani Describes
AA: Candidates for the Afghan parliament in capital Kabul on Saturday locked down the house in protest against prolonged delay in announcement of final results for the polls held in October last year. Scores of angry Wolesi Jirga (lower house of the parliament) candidates and their charged supporters staged a demonstration in front of the parliament
Tolo News: The appointment of Abdul Qadir Zazai Watandost, a former MP and a parliamentary candidate from Kabul, as head of the secretariat of the Wolesi Jirga, the Lower House of Parliament, by President Ashraf Ghani has been criticized by a number of lawyers as they said it is in contravention of the country’s Constitution. Watandost’s appointment was announced in a decree by President Ghani’s office
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