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
Tolo News: The Meshrano Jirga (the Upper House of Parliament) on Tuesday approved President Ashraf Ghani’s legislative decree on electoral reforms. After this, a joint commission of Meshrano Jirga and Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) will pave the way for bringing reforms into electoral bodies and the electoral system. This comes after the Wolesi Jirga rejected the
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).
Tolo News: The Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Afghan Parliament) on Saturday decided to impeach Foreign Minister, Salahuddin Rabbani, after he failed to attend a parliament session he had been summoned to. Rabbani and the Minister of Refugees and Repatriations Sayed Hussain Alimi Balkhi were due to appear before parliament on Saturday and answer questions over the