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Lottery Held to Determine Candidates’ Positions for Upcoming Parliamentary Election

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) held its mandated lottery today to determine where the position of candidates will appear on the ballot papers for the upcoming parliamentary election. “This process will be transparently conducted in presence of national and international observers, civil society, parties and media monitors in 33 provinces …

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IECC Drops 35 Names from Final List of Candidates for Parliamentary Elections

The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) has removed 35 names from the final list of candidates for the upcoming parliamentary elections. The names of the candidates were removed after a special investigation commission reviewed the complaints against the possible candidates for having links with illegal armed individuals and groups.  The …

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Taliban Shadow District Governor Killed in Badakhshan Province

At least three militants including Taliban’s shadow district governor for Shohada district were killed and two others wounded by Afghan forces in Badakhshan province, officials said Thursday. According to security officials in 209th Shaheen military corps, Taliban’s Shahdow district governor Hamdullah Sangaryar was traveling with his militants from Baharak district …

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Ghani Inaugurates Kapisa Power Project

President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday inaugurated Gul Bahar sub-station in Mahmoud Raqi, the capital of Kapisa province. The Presidential Palace in a statement said that the sub-station will provide electricity for 30,000 families in the province. The statement added that President Ghani inaugurated the project in the presence of local …

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