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Jamiat Warns President Ghani to Step Down

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Some members of Jamiat-e Islami party at a gathering on Sunday warned that the continuation of President Ashraf Ghani’s government will have negative consequences.

Ahmad Wali Massoud, a senior member of the political party and a presidential candidate for the upcoming election called on President Ghani to apologize from the people and step down.

In addition, some members of the party claimed that Ghani is insisting to extend his tenure in order to engineer major electoral frauds in his favor.

“Why do you emphasize to remain in power for another five months? You couldn’t do anything for the last five years. You have no other objective except planning to commit electoral fraud and appointing your favorite individuals to specific positions,” Massoud said.

“Jamiat party believes that the legal tenure of the National Unity Government has ended and should leave the palace before it is late,” Abdul Sattar Murad, the head of Jamiat political committee said.

At the same event, Ibrahim Alokozy, another presidential candidate accused President Ghani of cheating the people for the last four years for being the world’s “second thinker”.

“The people will not be deceived anymore; therefore, step down and don’t create chaos. People don’t want you,” Alokozy said.

According to the Afghan Constitution, the legal term of Ghani’s government ended on May 22.

However, Afghanistan’s Supreme Court extended Ghani’s tenure until the re-election of a new president.

This comes a day after the Peace and Moderation electoral ticket led by Hanif Atmar warned of big protests following Eid-ul-Fitr if Ghani did not step down from power.

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TAPI construction to start in Herat next year

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Minister of Mines and Petroleum Mohammad Haroon Chakhansuri on Thursday said that construction work on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) Pipeline Project will kick off next year.

Speaking at a press conference Chakhansuri said the ministry has established an effective coordination mechanism between government institutions involved in the TAPI project and also with international institutions and TAPI partners.

“Fortunately, all the administrative, technical and legal problems of the TAPI project have been resolved and the practical work of this project will start next year in Herat province,” said Chakhansuri.

The minister also said that another project the ministry is working on is the construction of a 94.5 km-long gas pipeline from Sheberghan, capital city of Jawzjan province, to Mazar-e-Sharif and construction work will start in the next three months.

“The gas that will be transferred from Sheberghan to Mazar-e-Sharif through this pipeline will be used to generate 50 megawatts of electricity,” said Chakhansuri.

The minister said that soon 67 projects that have been approved by the High Economic Council will be put out to tender in accordance with Afghanistan’s mining laws and after the completion of the process companies that meet the standards will be awarded the contracts.

“These 67 projects will add 150 to 170 million Afghanis to Afghanistan’s national income, in addition to which 5 million Afghanis will be invested in these projects for five years and will directly provide employment to 3,000 people,” Chakhansuri said.

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Afghan journalist Daryabi wins 2020 Anti-Corruption Award

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Transparency International, the global coalition against corruption announced this week that Afghan journalist Zaki Daryabi, editor in chief of Etilaat Roz Newspaper and whistleblower Botakoz Kopbayeva from Kazakhstan have been selected as the winners of the 2020 Anti-Corruption Award.

“Journalist Zaki Daryabi and newspaper Etilaatroz have been selected Anti-Corruption Award Winners 2020 for their tireless efforts in exposing major corruption scandals in Afghanistan, despite the multiple challenges, threats and limitations,” Transparency International said in a tweet.

“They serve as an admirable example to journalists and young activists across the globe through their perseverance and sustainable approach to holding power to account,” Transparency International added.

The awards were presented at a ceremony held virtually on Wednesday night at the 19th International Anti-Corruption Conference.

“I am honoured to accept the Transparency International’s 2020 AntiCorruptionAward. I dream of the day that Afghanistan is no longer among the most corrupt and the deadliest places for journalists in the world,” Daryabi tweeted.

Today I recommit myself to realising that dream, Daryabi added.

Anti-Corruption Award recognises the courage and determination of the many individuals and organisations fighting corruption around the world.

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US to keep two larger military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown

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The Pentagon has approved drawdown plans in Afghanistan but will still keep two large military bases in the country, US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley said on Wednesday.

Speaking at an event hosted by Brookings Institution think tank, Milley said that in addition to the two bases, the US would also keep “several satellite bases.”

This was the first time a Pentagon or White House official has offered any details following outgoing US President Donald Trump’s sudden announcement last month of another major drawdown of troops – from around 4,500 to 2,500 by mid-January.

This decision also left many NATO allies questioning the future of the mission in Afghanistan without US assistance.

Milley meanwhile said on Wednesday that the US military will also continue its two core missions – assisting Afghan security forces who are locked in conflict with Taliban insurgents and carrying out counterterrorism operations against IS-K (Daesh) and al-Qaeda.

However, Milley did not say which bases in Afghanistan would be shut down nor which bases would remain.

He also declined to speculate about what President-elect Joe Biden may decide. “What comes after that, that will be up to a new administration,” he said.

Milley also said the United States had “achieved a modicum of success” in Afghanistan.

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