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MPs Describe Taliban Prisoner Swap Act of Treason

Afghan lawmakers on Wednesday described the release of Taliban’s top prisoners by President Ashraf Ghani as a national treason. Nilofar Ibrahimi, a member of parliament from Badakhshan province, said it was “a shameful deal” for the releasing of the killers of Afghan people. “If peace is an excuse, the releasing …

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Acting Foreign Minister Accused of Ethnic Cleansing

Afghanistan’s Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Idrees Zaman accused of ethnic cleansing in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after he dismissed several directors from their positions in a short period of time. A number of lawmakers on Monday called on the Afghan parliament to prevent “such illegal dismissals”. “Mr. Idrees …

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Police Accused of Mistreating Lawmakers

A number of Afghan lawmakers on Monday criticized the government a day after Kabul police launched a major crackdown on black tinted vehicles, mostly related to the lawmakers and powerful figures. Speaking at the general session of the House, Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, a member of parliament from Badakhshan province, claimed …

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IECC Inches Closer to Finalize Investigations of Kabul Parliamentary Elections

The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) is expected to finalize its investigations regarding Kabul parliamentary elections on Friday, an official said. Qasim Elyasi, a member of the IECC said there are changes in the final results of Kabul parliamentary elections and the Independent Election Commission (IEC) will make the announcement. …

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MPs Reject Ghani’s Decree on Officers Inherent Law

MPs in the Lower House of Parliament on Wednesday unanimously rejected President Ashraf Ghani’s legislative decree on amending the Officers Inherent Law. Head of the Parliament’s Internal Security Committee, Mirdad Khan Nejrabi, said when there is a law, the President has no right to issue a legislative decree. Nejrabi insisted …

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MPs React to Atta Noor’s Dismissal

Members of the Lower House of parliament harshly reacted on Wednesday after President Ashraf Ghani fired Atta Mohammad Noor from his position as Balkh governor. “The National Unity Government is a coalition government and Ustad Atta is one part of this coalition. Why he was dismissed? Did he make any …

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