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Afghan Parliament member Mohammad Arif Rahmani said the district governor, intelligence service director and a deputy police official were killed in the attack, as well as 15 security forces. Rahmani said the attackers planted mines to stop reinforcements from coming to help the government forces fend off ...
A lawmaker in the Afghan Parliament said three top district officials and several security forces were killed in a Taliban attack on a government compound in Ghazni province. Lawmaker Mohammad Arif Rahmani said the attack early Thursday morning in Khuja Omari district killed the district governor, ...

A lawmaker in the Afghan Parliament said three top district officials and several security forces were killed in a Taliban attack on a government compound in Ghazni province. Lawmaker Mohammad Arif Rahmani said the attack early Thursday morning in Khuja Omari district killed the district governor, ...
People across Afghanistan this week expressed their support of the Helmand protestors – including lawmakers in Afghanistan's parliament. Last week dozens of women from Helmand also joined the Lashkargah sit-in by setting up their own camp, alongside the men's tents, outside the stadium in ...
Angry MPs blasted the officials and questioned the house's position. “Why has the Afghan parliament been pushed aside where the peace process is concerned. Mr Speaker, I believe that peace and the war is being exploited by certain people,” said one MP Fawzia Kofi. “Sometimes we invite guests in line ...
(MENAFN - Afghanistan Times) AT News Report-KABUL: The parliament dismissed Pakistan's allegations over the presence of Pakistani Taliban in Afghanistan, calling it 'baseless'. Pakistan's foreign ministry claimed that the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is based in Afghanistan and organized attack ...

Meanwhile, lawmakers in Afghanistan's parliament are also hoping the Tashkent peace summit on Afghanistan will outline a comprehensive strategy to help end the war in the country. “This conference indicates the concentration of the world and that the neighboring countries get involved in the affairs of Afghanistan,” said ...
The Meshrano Jirga, the upper chamber of Afghanistan's parliament, called attention to the Kabul protest camp on March 18 by voicing support for the demonstrators in both Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Islamabad protests began after the killing in January of 27-year old Naqibullah Mehsud during what ...
"It's a sensitive issue," agrees Homayoun Mohtaat, director of the population bureau at the Ministry of the Interior. In 2006, he says, the Jogi petitioned Afghanistan's parliament for official legal recognition. Official estimates put the total population at 20,000 to 30,000 people, mainly in northern Afghanistan.
The Taliban's persistent silence to a widely praised week-old dialogue offer by the Afghan government prompted President Ashraf Ghani to repeat the overture and call Wednesday for the insurgents to seek resolution of issues without further bloodshed. Inaugurating the new session of the Afghan ...
The executive and legislative branches developed a more constructive working relationship, as the National Assembly, the parliament of Afghanistan, passed the national budget for 2018 and approved 11 of 12 nominees for ministerial positions. The Government also took further steps to implement its ...
Meanwhile, Mohmmad Nazeer Ahmadzai, a member of Afghanistan's parliament, has said that none of the parties in Afghanistan has a national platform and that all of these parties are ethnic-oriented parties. “We are grappling with security issues and other problems today and how is it possible to address ...
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says that a former lawmaker and one of his bodyguards were killed after gunmen opened fire on their vehicle in the capital, Kabul. Basir Mujahid, spokesman for the Kabul police chief, says the ex-lawmaker, Rafi Gul Afghan, and his bodyguard were gunned ...
An Afghan money changer counts Afghani at an exchange market in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 18, 2018. Afghan lawmakers on Wednesday approved a 377-billion-afghani (over 5.4 billion U.S. dollars) national budget for 1397 fiscal year on the Persian calendar, according to Afghan Finance Minister.
The parliament in Afghanistan on Saturday asked the government and Muslim countries around the world to suspend ties with the U.S. in a protest against President Donald Trump's decision on Jerusalem. After a number of members spoke vehemently against the move by the U.S. president, the lower ...
The lower house of the parliament approved a landmark anti-corruption law in capital Kabul on Monday that makes it compulsory for security and civilian officials to declare their assets. The move is said to be in line with government pledges made during international conferences that urged Afghanistan to ...
(MENAFN - Afghanistan Times) AT News Report-KABUL: The members of parliament condemned discriminations in the employment of persons in government posts as 'unacceptable', saying the government has trampled the social justice that is a big oppression to the talented youth who are seeking job.

TEHRAN, Apr. 15 (MNA) –Boroujerdi, Chairman of Iran's Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, met on Sun. with Koufi, Chairwoman of Afghanistan's Parliament Civil Society, Human Rights and Women's Affairs Commission, and reminded her of Iran's services to Afghan refugees.
Meanwhile, lawmakers in Afghanistan's parliament and some political figures have also said that the people of Afghanistan will not accept any move to delay the upcoming elections in the country. “The elections must be held on time at any cost, for instance, if the possibility of elections was not there, then we will move ...
“The election that we had is a stigma in the Afghanistan parliament history,” MP Gul Pacha Majidi said. The administrative board however rejected the claims of fraud in the election and said the allegations were conspiracies to defame parliament. “It is a shame to take bribes and we never do it. We will eat ...
... Parwan, Kapisa and Lashkargah — together total roughly 20 million people, with the total population of Afghanistan being roughly 34.5 million. So the math doesn't add up on the BBC's claims. Afghanistan Parliament Commission on Defense Secretary Alkhajollah Kaisari also disputed the BBC's data.
So the math doesn't add up on the BBC's claims. "These imprecise calculations do not reflect the real status in any way. Obviously, the enemies of the Afghan people have nothing but propaganda and threats," Radmanesh concluded. Afghanistan Parliament Commission on Defense Secretary Alkhajollah ...
Things changed forever for Afghanistan in 1979 when the first Soviet troops entered through the then Tajik SSR (now Tajikistan). For the next decade, Afghanistan became the battleground for a proxy war between the Soviet Union and the United States. In the end, the Soviets experienced their “Vietnam”, ...
... their anger with neighbour Pakistan for harbouring insurgents and with the U.S.-led coalition for its inability to suppress the insurgency. They have also blamed the deteriorating security situation on a deeply divided government embroiled in political feuding that has paralyzed the Afghan parliament.
An Afghan money changer counts Afghani at an exchange market in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 18, 2018. Afghan lawmakers on Wednesday approved a 377-billion-afghani (over 5.4 billion U.S. dollars) national budget for 1397 fiscal year on the Persian calendar, according to Afghan Finance Minister.
The New York Times reported the militia had been founded by a member of the Afghan parliament, Zaher Qadir. The regional strongman's militia decapitated four ISIS members two years ago and circulated images on social media showing the heads on roadside rock piles. In claiming responsibility for ...
Some MPs accuse government officials and mafia members of being involved in the illicit oil trade. Thumbnail. A probe team from Afghanistan's parliament on Wednesday reported that over 30 fuel companies have smuggled millions of dollars worth of oil into the country under the pretext of delivering it to ...
Aryan Yoon, a female member of Wolesi Jirga or lower house of the Afghan Parliament, says Kabul needs to take a firm stand on the issue because Tehran is exploiting vulnerable Afghan refugees. “Kabul should suspend its bilateral relations with Tehran,” she told Radio Free Afghanistan. “The Afghan ...
The Afghan parliament on Saturday welcomed the recent UN General Assembly resolution which declared "null and void" the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. At the request of Arab and Muslim nations, a rare UN General Assembly emergency session was convened on Thursday in which ...
The Afghan parliament on Saturday welcomed the recent UN General Assembly resolution which declared "null and void" the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. At the request of Arab and Muslim nations, a rare UN General Assembly emergency session was convened on Thursday in which ...
The Zaranj-Dilaram highway, the Salma Dam, power transmission lines and the Afghan parliament building were specially mentioned in the resolution. Expressing concern over the growing number of internally displaced persons, the resolution said Afghanistan was facing an unprecedented increase in ...
This assistance includes civil development projects such as the Afghanistan-India Friendship Dam and the Afghan parliament building, the report said. India provides significant training opportunities for Afghan officers and enlisted personnel and has frequently offered to increase its burden sharing for ...
The parliament in Afghanistan on Saturday asked the government and Muslim countries around the world to suspend ties with the U.S. in a protest against President Donald Trump's decision on Jerusalem. After a number of members spoke vehemently against the move by the U.S. president, the lower ...
The lower house of the parliament approved a landmark anti-corruption law in capital Kabul on Monday that makes it compulsory for security and civilian officials to declare their assets. The move is said to be in line with government pledges made during international conferences that urged Afghanistan to ...
Meanwhile the second deputy of Afghanistan's parliament Nazeer Ahmadzai has said that recent pressure by the US on Pakistan could be one of the reasons that Islamabad entered into dialogue with the Taliban. While the Taliban claims that a five-member delegation from the insurgency engaged in ...
Aryoubi was one of 11 out of 22 ministers approved to take up positions in the cabinet by Afghanistan's parliament at the end of last year. During the January 7 speech, he mispronounced several words and said that postal services in Afghanistan dated back “1.5 million centuries”, before humans even ...
(MENAFN - Afghanistan Times) AT-KABUL: The parliament rejected remarks by a senior politician on the presence of Taliban leaders in Afghanistan, calling it regrettable. Pir Sayed Hamed Gilani, head of the Mahaz-e-Melli (National Front), a jihadi party turned to political one, had claimed Saturday that ...
(MENAFN - Afghanistan Times) AT News Report-KABUL: The Environment Protection Committee on Saturday failed to satisfy Wolesi Jirga (Lower House) of parliament during impeachment that was strongly criticized by the lawmakers. Even the lawmakers mocked the related official's answers which were ...
In September 2016, the Afghan parliament passed a new electoral law, which paved the way for the setting of an election date but also passed the “most controversial and complicated changes” onto the IEC, as Ali Yawar Adili and Martine van Bijlert wrote for the Afghanistan Analyst Network earlier this year ...
The group is a celebratory send off by the Indian ambassador in Afghanistan's Kabul. India has played an important role to revive Afghanistan after the gruesome Taliban regime. The construction of the Salma dam and the new Afghan Parliament building are among the number of investments India has ...
Afghanistan's parliament has approved 11 nominees for ministerial positions after months of deadlock. More than half of the cabinet's 25 ministries have remained vacant for months. "Of 12 nominees that the government presented to us, 11 were approved and became ministers," said parliament chairman ...
which was built by Indian Government Furthermore, He had a Speech to Afghan Parliament members during Inauguration of Parliament Building of Afghanistan. In the beginning he said that I am honored for being here in Afghanistan. He added Afghanistan is my Second Homeland Country which is we ...
Late last month, Wolesi Jirga, the lower house of the Afghan parliament, however, rejected the presidential legislative decree. Competing sides ...
Fact-finding team has reffered the case of the first secretary of parliament to the AGO and ordered the first speaker to repay millions of AFs. Thumbnail ...
Lawmaker Haji Zahir Qadir represents Nangarhar in Wolesi Jirga or the lower house of the Afghan Parliament. He said local volunteers have ...
“The Taliban seized seven vehicles — Humvees and Ranger trucks,” said Abdul Jabbar Qahraman, a member of the Afghan Parliament.
It has constructed the new Afghan parliament, built major hydroelectric projects like the Salma Dam, developed over 2,500 miles of roads and ...
India's development and rebuilding efforts such as Afghanistan's Parliament, schools, hospitals, buses, the Salma Dam in Herat province, roads ...
... met in the International Department with a delegation of political parties in the parliament of Afghanistan headed by former Deputy Speaker of ...
On Wednesday, the European Union Delegation in Afghanistan and Parliament of Afghanistan held a joint high level conference on ...


 

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