According to the constitution, May 22 was the last working day of President Hamid Karzai’s term in office.
However, the 61st article of the Constitution allows the President to continue working till the election process is completed.
Attorney Nasrullah Stanikzai said, “As the election process is yet to be completed, President Karzai could continue in office”.
Electoral campaigning for the second round of the Presidential election began on May 22. But the people of Afghanistan may have to wait for up to 2 months before they witness the new President being sworn in.
Kidnapped doctor rescued by IEA forces in Herat province
Islamic Emirate intelligence forces in Herat rescued a doctor on Wednesday and arrested four suspected kidnappers.
Abdul Qayum Rohani, the governor of Herat, said the doctor had been abducted a week ago in the city of Herat and had been moved by kidnappers to the Guzara district of the province.
According to the governor, four people were arrested in connection with this case, which is still being investigated.
The doctor, Sharafuddin, had been kidnapped a week ago.
Daesh claims responsibility for mosque attack in Kandahar
Islamic State (Daesh) claimed responsibility for a suicide bomber attack at a Shi’ite mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar which left dozens killed and injured, a statement posted by the group’s Amaq news agency said on Friday.
The statement added that two Daesh fighters shot the guards of the mosque dead, broke in and blew themselves up between two groups of worshippers, one of which consisted of around 300 people.
It was the second week in a row that Daesh militants bombed Friday prayers and killed dozens of worshippers.
World Mental Health Day: doctors call for release of kidnapped doctor
Doctors in Balkh province on Sunday, on the occasion of World Mental Health Day, called for the release of a doctor in the province who was kidnapped three weeks ago.
Doctors in Balkh regional hospital said that security forces should accelerate their efforts to release the kidnapped doctor.
This comes after the doctor, specializing in mental health issues, was taken hostage last month by unknown gunmen in Balkh.
Local officials in Balkh province said that several people have been arrested in connection with this case and that efforts have been stepped up to find the doctor.
Family members of the doctor are not however willing to talk to the media.
In addition to this, a boy kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Balkh province a year ago has still not been released.
Doctors in Nangarhar province meanwhile also marked World Mental Health Day and said that the number of mental health patients have increased in the province.
The doctors said that many of the cases are unemployed youths.
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