Tolo News: Ahmad Zia Massoud, the president’s former special representative for reforms and good governance, on Friday apologized to the people for having supported President Ashraf Ghani during presidential elections and said he now regrets his decision. Speaking at the 25th anniversary of 8th of Saur, Mujahideen Victory Day against Mohammad Najibullah’s government, Massoud called Ghani
Tolo News: Consultations will be held between a number of political leaders over the next few days where they will discuss issues relating to early elections, the establishment of an interim government and the resignation of President Ashraf Ghani, said Rahmatullah Bezhanpor, spokesman for Ghani’s former special representative for reforms and good governance Ahmad Zia Massoud.
Tolo News: Ahmad Zia Massoud, who was sacked from his position as the president’s special representative for reforms and good governance, on Tuesday said the move could pave the way for political instability in the country. President Ashraf Ghani fired Massoud on Monday night, without giving any details. However, soon after the announcement, Ghani’s spokesman Shahhussain
Tolo News: President Ashraf Ghani’s Special Representative for Reforms and Good Governance Ahmad Zia Massoud on Tuesday said that the majority of cabinet ministers were appointed on the basis of political connections. He said that even the president was not able to question the weak performance of these ministers because of the political support they have.
Khaama Press: A top aide to President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has called for the establishment of a national resistance against the interference of Pakistan in the country, insisting that the Taliban group and other terror groups fighting in the country are slaves who are fighting for the interests of the outsiders. Ahmad Zia Massoud, the presidential envoy
Tolo News: Ahmad Zia Massoud, President Ashraf Ghani’s Special Representative on Reform and Good Governance, in an interview with TOLO news said that there are certain circles that do not want Taliban to be suppressed in military operations. Massoud said that these circles in collusion with the Taliban do not let the security forces move from
Los Angeles Times: Ahmad Zia Massoud has blasted the peace strategy as a “waste of time” given the Taliban’s successes and the government’s weakness, and said the four-nation effort – which includes the United States, China and Pakistan – is doomed to fail. Click here to read more (external link).
Khaama Press: Ahmad Zia Masoud, the Special Envoy to President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani for reform and good governance, believes that the ongoing process for peace talks with Taliban is the game of Pakistan’s intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). While talking to a gathering in Takhar province on Wednesday, Masoud said that the purpose of this process
1TV: Afghanistan’s peace process may take several years, the president’s special envoy Ahmad Zia Massoud said Monday. “It [peace process] is only the beginning,” Massoud said at a gathering during his visit to northern Takhar province. “Allah knows how many years it will take.” Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: Ahmad Zia Massoud, the president’s Special Representative in Reform and Good Governance, blasted the unity government for considering partisanship and ethnicity in recruitment than competency. As many as 90 percent of civil servants are not professional to carry out their mandate, according to the official. Click here to read more (external link).