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IEC Announces Date for Presidential Election

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Tuesday held a consultation meeting with the leadership of Electoral Complaint Commission (IECC), representatives of political parties, civil society and international entities in Kabul. The consultation meeting was aimed at getting views and suggestions of the participants on setting the date of 2019 presidential …

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Dostum Meets NUG Leaders, Urges Release of Qaisari

First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum on Monday met with the National Unity Government (NUG) leaders after a two-year-long gap, urged the release of Nizamuddin Qaisari.  The meeting took place at Presidential Palace today, where General Dostum met with President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, and Second Vice …

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Ghani Calls on Religious Scholars to Raise Voices Against Corruption

President Ashraf Ghani has asked the religious scholars to raise their voices against corruption during an anti-corruption conference under the name of “The Voice of Minbar against Corruption”. Addressing delegates at the two-day anti-corruption conference of the Ulema Council, President emphasized praised Ulema’s coordination, cooperation and emphasized that no TV …

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President Ghani Invites Imran Khan to Visit Kabul

President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday held a telephone conversation with Pakistan’s Prime Minister-elect Imran Khan and congratulated him on victory in elections. The two leaders agreed to overcome the past and a new foundation for a prosperous political, social and economic future of both Afghanistan and Pakistan.  “I extended an …

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Election Observers Question IEC’s Data Entry System

Institutions overseeing the election process on Saturday criticized the Independent Election Commission (IEC) over failure to finalize the list of registered voters for the upcoming parliamentary and district council elections. Transparent Election Foundation of Afghanistan (TEFA) said that the IEC’s data center cannot identify frauds in the voter registration process, criticizing …

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