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MPs disgruntled over gov’t for hiding Taliban secret talks

AT-KABUL: The members of parliament say that the government had not informed them of its “secret” talks with the Taliban representatives, urging that the people and their representatives should be aware of every secret and public talks and every move towards peace. Erfanollah Erfan, second deputy speaker of the parliament, …

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Political parties warn against election amid system reform conundrum

AT-KABUL: Representatives of a number of political parties have warned the government against holding the October elections with the ‘outdated’ and nonfunctional SNTV electoral system. More than 35 political parties asked the government and the independent election commission to replace the system with the MRD system to hold a transparent …

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Skepticism surrounds prospects of election

AT-KABUL: Political pundits and election analysts have heaped concerns over aggravation of insecurity ahead of crucial October elections, and a pyramid of drawbacks surrounding the pre-election campaign including circulation of counterfeited identity cards and voter registration stickers, meddling of strongmen in registration campaign. Spread of bogus Tazkiras and voter registration …

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Editorial: Running for peace

The peace-loving Afghan masses are desperately looking forward to a day celebrate peace day as ground for peaceful coexistence and tolerance already exists with flexibility ever since. No idea when this will happen, but sign to its achievement is shining ever before. Following government’s suit, the Taliban announced ceasefire from …

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Taliban overrun Kohistan district as forces cease fighting

AT-KABUL: Kohistan district of northern Faryab province has collapsed after Taliban staged massive assaults on the district on Monday night, said officials. Kohistan slipped from government and fell to Taliban in a critical time when government security forces began on Monday a cease-fire. Taliban fighters trounced security forces after clashes …

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Six killed in Ghazni roadside bombing

AT-KABUL: Yet in another act of violence after Kabul, Nangarhar, and Kunduz provinces, at least six people, all of them civilians have been martyred and three others received injures in a landmine explosion in the Jaghato district of southern Ghazni province on Monday. Monday’s suicide attack in Kabul left at …

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Potential poll candidate’s spouse held with fake ID cards

HERAT CITY: Local officials in western Herat province on Monday claimed arresting the husband of a potential parliamentary candidate for possessing fake identity cards. Jilini Farhad, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News 600 fake ID cards, stamps others documents related to the Zinda Jan district’s population registration department were …

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