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IEC Backs Plan of Holding Zone-Based Elections in Ghazni

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Tuesday stressed on holding zone-based elections in Ghazni province, insisting that in the current situation the focus shouldn’t be on violation of the constitution. Earlier, the Independent Commission for overseeing the implementation of the constitution said that the IEC has violated the article 36 of the constitution by dividing Ghazni …

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Former MP Claims Fake Identity Papers Distributed in Badakhshan District

A former parliament member from Badakhshan province claims that thousands of fake identity papers have been distributed in Dariam district of the province. He further claimed that the distribution of fake identity papers aims for the engineering of the upcoming parliamentary elections. “They have received three thousand identity cards from …

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Senators Insist on Trial of Criminals

A number of Afghan senators in the Upper House of Parliament insisted Tuesday that security will not improve unless those responsible for insecurity brought to justice and face trial. The senators asserted people are weary of insecurity and high death toll as the government is fundamentally mandated to protect people’s …

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Four Jowzjan Villages Collapsed To Taliban

Local officials say four villages of Faizabad district in Jowzjan Province have collapsed to the Taliban. The villages of Garjak, Shishakhana, Turkmania, Shirabad, and Khairabad are among the collapsed ones. Local public uprising commander, Sahib Khan, said to Ariana News the Shibighan-Balkh Highway would be closed to traffic unless reinforcement …

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Policy of Begging For Peace Doomed To Failure: Senators

A number of Afghan senators said Saturday the policy of begging for peace does not pay off, so the government has to take serious measure to eradicate terrorist groups. They stressed the Afghan security forces should switch from defensive posture to an offensive one. Following a three-day truce coinciding Eid ul-Fitr, the …

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Key Taliban Commander Killed In Faryab

A key Taliban commander, Khal Mohammad, has been killed in Qizilqishlaq village of Shirin Tagab district in Fariyab Province, local officials said. The commander is said to be killed during clashes between Afghan security forces and Taliban militants. In the meantime, a statement issued by 209 Shahin Corpse said as …

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President Ghani Arrives in Jalalabad

President Ashraf Ghani arrived in Jalal Abad city of Nangarhar province this morning, the Presidential Palace said in a statement. According to the Presidential Palace, President Ghani in the presence of Nangarhar officials laid the foundation stone of the 1000-bed healthcare complex for eastern zone. The complex, covering 200 acres …

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