Chief Executive – Ariana News Bringing Afghan News to the World Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:14:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Gunmen Kill Chief Executive’s Senior Adviser in Kabul Sun, 25 Feb 2018 08:18:47 +0000

Rafigul Afghan, a senior adviser to Chief Executive, Abdullah Abdullah and a key member of Jamiat-e-Islami Afghanistan (JIA) was shot dead  last night along with his bodyguard in the vicinity of Kabul PD17, said Kabul Police today.

“The Chief Executive adviser was shot dead last night in Kotal-e-Khairkhana neighborhood of Kabul by some unknown armed men,” said Basir Mujahid, spokesman of Kabul Police Chief.

He further said that the assailants managed to escape from the area and police investigations is underway regarding the incident.

The Chief Executive Office also confirmed the news and noted through a statement that all related authorities are assigned to recognize the perpetrators for bringing them to justice.

Mr. Gul Afghan was formerly working as the country’s senate deputy speaker and was a prominent commander of Jamiat Party (JIA).

The Ministry of Interior has yet to provide more details regarding the murder of Mr. Gul Afghan.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the murder and Zabihullah Mujahid, the group’s spokesman said that Mr. Rafigul was killed in a Taliban hit and run attack.

Russia PM Says Taliban-Daesh Cooperation Has Complicated War in Afghanistan Fri, 01 Dec 2017 15:21:36 +0000 Russia’s Prime Minister Demitry Medvedev says the cooperation of Taliban and Daesh has complicated the war in Afghanistan, the chief executive’s office said in a statement.

Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah met with Russia’s Prime Minister on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Russian Sochi City on Friday.

In addition, Medvedev has said that Moscow continues to be committed to Afghanistan’s restoration as an independent and stable nation.

According to the statement, Medvedev has shown his country readiness to cooperate in infrastructure projects in Afghanistan.

Furthermoreو Russia PM has said that Moscow supports the Afghan peace process and will cooperate with Kabul based on the pre-established mechanisms.

For his part, Abdullah said Taliban has provided the chance for Daesh and other insurgent groups, adding that Afghanistan is fighting against all these insurgent groups.

On business cooperation, Abdullah said that Kabul is eager to cooperate with Russian investors and would like to solve their problems and concerns.

Abdullah has thanked Russia for its readiness to support Afghan peace process, calling on Moscow to use its influence on Pakistan to eliminate terrorists’ safe havens on its soil.