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KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday alleged that the dismissal of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) Chief Najibullah Ahmadzaiwas against the law and accused the government of attempting to engineer the upcoming polls... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have demanded the government to provide them with work opportunities as they have been facing multiple challenges. Nearly 1,000 displaced families have been living in tents and mud houses... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The second vice-president promised on Monday a decisionon long-awaited electoral reforms would be made to the satisfaction of all political groups and the people. Sarwar Danish discussed the issue -- a key part of the agreement... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok) The joint delegation parliamentary panel tasked with developing a consensus on the president’s legislative decree on election reform failed on Monday to resolve differences between the two houses. The decree would be kept pending... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga -- or lower house of the parliament -- on Monday rejected President Ashraf Ghani’s legislative decree on election reforms. Under Article 79 of the Constitution, the president can issue legislative decrees on all... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani is expected to hold an important consultative meeting with Wolesi Jirga members tonight on peace and security in the country, 1stDeputy Speaker Haji Zahir Qadir said on Monday. He said that top government... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Concerned over increasing prices of petroleum products and gas, Meshrano Jirga or upper house members on Tuesday decided to summon the Minister of Commerce and Industry. “The gas prices shot up from 45 afghanis to 70 afs. The... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has given a six-month ultimatum to new zonal police chiefs to improve security in areas under their control or tender resignations. Ghani, who met with newly-appointed security officials at the Presidential... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga Speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi on Saturday insisted the ongoing offensive in northern Kunduz province should continue with changes in operational tactics by security forces. Two weeks earlier, hundreds of Taliban gunmen... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A radio station has been banned from airing its programmes for 10 days in southeastern Paktia province following residents’ complaint about an advertisement, officials said on Monday. Zaid Mohsini, a senior manager at Moby Media... read more
KABUL (PAN): Disqualified candidates on Saturday asked the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to review what they called an unconstitutional and discriminatory decision that threw them out of the race.The rejected runners have established a union... read more
KABUL (PAN): A number of youth on Tuesday marked the 15th death anniversary of former ex-president Dr. Najibullah, asking the UN to identify and punish his killers.Najibullah was born in August 1947 in the Ahmadzai sub-tribe of the Ghalji Pashtun... read more
KABUL (PAN): The newly-appointed head of General and Independent Administration of Anti-Corruption and Bribery on Saturday said he would try to increase salaries of government servants to discourage administrative corruption. Azizullah Ludin,... read more