By: Zarghona Salehi , Date:29/01/2015
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some critics on Thursday said lawmakers’ decision to reject 10 ministers-designate was fair but others were opined the nominees’ rights had been violated. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani introduced... Read More
By: Pajhwok Reporter , Date:29/01/2015
FAIZABAD/FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Provincial council (PC) members of northeastern Badakhshan and western Ghor provinces shut down their offices in protest against the Wolesi Jirga’s decision barring the council members t... Read More
By: Javed Hamim Kakar , Date:29/01/2015
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday announced appointing three more advisors. In compliance with CEO’s orders, Qurban Haqjo has been appointed as economic affairs a... Read More

Other Stories of The Day

Vote of confidence draws mixed reaction
By: Zarghona Salehi , Date:29/01/2015

KABUL (Pajhwok): Some critics on Thursday said lawmakers’ decision to reject 10 ministers-designate was fair but others were opined the nominees’ rights had been violated.

9 PCs close offices over Wolesi Jirga decision
By: Pajhwok Reporter , Date:29/01/2015

KABUL (Pajhwok): At least seven provincial councils (PCs) on Thursday announced closing their offices for seven days as a toke of protest over the Wolesi Jirga decision barring

Ghor, Badakhshan PCs shut over Wolesi Jirga decision
By: Pajhwok Reporter , Date:29/01/2015

FAIZABAD/FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Provincial council (PC) members of northeastern Badakhshan and western Ghor provinces shut down their offices in protest against the Wolesi Jirga’s

CEO Abdullah appoints 3 more advisors
By: Javed Hamim Kakar , Date:29/01/2015

KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday announced appointing three more advisors.

Stability key to Afghanistan’s development: OIC
By: Pajhwok Reporter , Date:28/01/2015

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) on Wednesday pledged to play a constructive role in enhancing Afghanistan’s relations with regional nations, th

رئیس جمهور از تصميم ولسى جرگه بخاطرتاييد برخى وزرا استقبال کرد
By: Pajhwok Reporter , Date:28/01/2015

KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday hailed parliament’s decision to approve eight ministers-designate and the National Directorate of Security (NDS) ch

هشت وزیر کابینۀ حکومت وحدت ملی مشخص شد
By: Ahmad Qureshi , Date:28/01/2015

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday approved President Ashraf Ghani's picks for eight cabinet slots and the National Directorate of Security  head (NDS).

With cabinet incomplete, assembly rises for winter recess
By: Abasin Zaheer , Date:28/01/2015

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday rose for one-and-half month winter break, beginning from Thursday, with 17 ministers-designate yet to get votes of trust from the

شيرمحمد کريمى نامزد وزيردفاع ملى ازسوى ولسى جرگه رد شد
By: Pajhwok Reporter , Date:28/01/2015

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday rejected 10 ministers-designate who could not obtain the required 50+1 percent of votes.

8 ministers-designate, proposed spymaster win trust vote
By: Pajhwok Reporter , Date:28/01/2015

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday approved President Ashraf Ghani's picks for eight cabinet slots and the National Directorate of Security  head (NDS).

Provincial councils barred from overseeing local departments
By: Khwaja Basir Ahmad , Date:28/01/2015

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga, or the lower house, on Wednesday reiterated its stance that provincial councils did not reserve the right to supervise or evaluate the perform

Legislators nix Ghani choice for women’s affairs minister
By: Mohammad Hassan Khettab , Date:28/01/2015

KABUL (Pajhwok) The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday rejected by a majority of votes the minister-designate for women affairs.

Wolesi Jirga approves revised budget
By: Abasin Zaheer , Date:28/01/2015

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga (lower house) on Wednesday approved the revised budget for the current fiscal year, but suspended allocations for offices of the Chief Executiv

Wolesi Jirga members start voting on fate of cabinet picks
By: Abasin Zaheer , Date:28/01/2015

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga started voting Wednesday morning on the fate of 18 ministers-designate and head of the National Directorate of Security (NDS).

Taliban set free 5 kidnapped NGO workers in Herat
By: Storai Karimi , Date:28/01/2015

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Five employees of an NGO, abducted by militants in Western Herat province, were rescued from their captives on Wednesday, officials said.

Ghani vows to reform IEC
By: Pajhwok Reporter , Date:27/01/2015

KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday pledged to reform the Independent Election Commission (IEC) in a suitable time. The presidential palace said.

Wolesi Jirga set to endorse or reject ministers-designate
By: Abasin Zaheer , Date:27/01/2015

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga will vote tomorrow (Wednesday) on the fate of the ministers-designate who have explained their programmes to lawmakers, a legislator said on Tu

Ulumi to focus on enforcing law, ensuring stability
By: Khwaja Basir Ahmad , Date:27/01/2015

KABUL (Pajhwok): The minister-designate of interior on Tuesday said he would take effective measures for maintaining security and enforcing law in collaboration with relevant or

Foreign minister-designate to review foreign policy
By: Halim Karimi , Date:27/01/2015

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Foreign Affairs minister-designate on Tuesday told lawmakers if endorsed, he would review principles of Afghan foreign policy and ensure to send it to parli

President introduces 2 new nominees for cabinet slots
By: Khwaja Basir Ahmad , Date:27/01/2015

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Presidential Palace on Tuesday introduced new ministers-designate of information and culture and justice after the rejection of the earlier nominees by the

Road-building firm accused of bribing insurgents
By: Abdul Maqsood Azizi , Date:27/01/2015

PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The administrative chief for Charkh district in central Logar province on Tuesday accused a construction company of giving thousands of dollars to Taliban

Helmandis take to streets against graft, insecurity
By: Zainullah Stanikzai , Date:27/01/2015

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Hundreds of enraged protesters took to the streets in southern Helmand province on Tuesday against rampant administrative corruption and insecurity.

ANSF to take control of Kandahar airport installations
By: Bashir Ahmad Nadem , Date:27/01/2015

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): NATO commander Gen. Campbell on Tuesday announced handing over Kandahar airport installations to the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF).

Women football referees being trained in Mazar
By: Zabihullah Ehsas , Date:27/01/2015

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Female football referees are being trained for the first time in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, an official said on Tuesday.

Car’s plunge into river leaves 6 dead in Wardak
By: Pajhwok Reporter , Date:27/01/2015

 

Uprising group seizes explosives-laden vehicle
By: Hadi Ghafari , Date:27/01/2015

BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): An uprising group in the Sheikh Ali district of central Parwan province has claimed seizing an explosives-laden vehicle.

Work on water supply project blocked in Samangan
By: Muhammad Barat , Date:27/01/2015

AIBAK (Pajhwok): The residents of northwestern Samangan province have blocked implementation of a water supply project, demanding the construction of a reservoir in their area t

Unidentified gunmen kill 2 brothers in Nangarhar
By: Pajhwok Reporter , Date:27/01/2015

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen on Tuesday gunned down two brothers in the Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province, the governor’s spokesman said.

Livelihood programme funds spent on other projects
By: Pajhwok Reporter , Date:27/01/2015

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Sar-i-Pul council members on Tuesday alleged $7 million funds allocated for alternative livelihood programmes had been spent on other development projects.

Australia pledges $300m aid over next 3 years
By: Pajhwok Reporter , Date:26/01/2015

KABUL (Pajhwok): Canberra would $300 million for civilian projects in Afghanistan over the next two years, the Australian foreign minister said on Monday.

3 more cabinet picks have dual nationality, says MP
By: Abasin Zaheer , Date:26/01/2015

KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga member Shukria Barakzai said on Monday the lower house received dual nationality complaints about three more ministers-designate.

Hundreds of acres of state land grabbed in Bamyan
By: Hadi Ghafari , Date:26/01/2015

BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Officials and residents of central Bamyan province alleged an influential, Haji Ayan, along with other commanders have grabbed hundreds of acres of state

Cancellation of Rabbani’s British nationality confirmed
By: Abasin Zaheer , Date:26/01/2015

KABUL (Pajhwok): A joint commission of the Wolesi Jirga on Monday approved cancellation of second nationality by Salahuddin Rabbani, whose nomination for foreign minister had ea

Shinwari promises reaching out to tribes across border
By: Mohammad Hassan Khettab , Date:26/01/2015

KABUL (Pajhwok): The minister of border and tribal affairs-designate on Monday said eliminating border violations and promoting national reconciliation would be his priority.

Basir plans to convert Afghanistan into transit hub
By: Khwaja Basir Ahmad , Date:26/01/2015

KABUL (Pajhwok): The public works minister-designate on Monday pledged to work out plans for infrastructure development and spreading a network of roads.

اکثر مصاحبه شونده ها: به نامزد وزراى دوتابعيته راى اعتماد داده نشود
By: Pajhwok Team , Date:26/01/2015

KABUL (Pajhwok): Sixty-four percent of the 400 Afghans interviewed by Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN).are opposed to the appointment of ministers with dual nationality.

All Elections News

Ghor, Badakhshan PCs shut over Wolesi Jirga decision
By: Pajhwok R... , Date:29/01/2015

Ghor, Badakhshan PCs shut over Wolesi Jirga decisi...

FAIZABAD/FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Provincial council (PC) members of northeastern B... Read More

Parties

Pakistani politicians meet President Ghani
By: Pajhwok R... , Date:15/11/2014

Pakistani politicians meet President Ghani

KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of Pakistani politicians associated with various pol... Read More

Parliament

Vote of confidence draws mixed reaction
By: Zarghona S... , Date:29/01/2015

Vote of confidence draws mixed reaction

KABUL (Pajhwok): Some critics on Thursday said lawmakers’ decision to reject 1... Read More

Campaign

50 major promises each by Abdullah and Ghani

KABUL (Pajhwok): Amid predicted fears of an upsurge in Taliban violence and vo... Read More
Provincial Council
Ghor, Badakhshan PCs shut over Wolesi Jirga decision
By: Pajhwok R... , Date:29/01/2015

Ghor, Badakhshan PCs shut over Wolesi Jirga decision

FAIZABAD/FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Provincial council (PC) members of northeastern B... Read More

Violations

براى شناسايى کارکنان متقلب دو کميسيون انتخاباتى يک کميته ايجاد شد
By: Zarghona S... , Date:22/11/2014

Body formed to investigate fraud in elections

KABUL (Pajhwok): Chairman of the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (... Read More