Seven potential Pashtun candidates for Afghanistan's upcoming presidential election held their second meeting on Thursday September 20th, at the House of Ambassador of Afghanistan to Pakistan, Omar Zakhilwal, in Kabul. The main purpose of these meetings was to agree on a "single electoral bloc" between the "Pashtun politicians", which was first hosted by Farooq Wardak, the state minister for parliamentary affairs, about two weeks

2 October 2018

The government of Afghanistan requested the Pakistan cleric Maulana Samiul Haq also known as Father of Taliban to help efforts in ending the 17 year old war. An Afghan delegation issued a call to meet with Maulana Samiul Haw who is the head of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam at Darul Uloom Haqqania in Akora Khattak on Monday. The delegation included religious leaders, representatives of Kabul government, former

2 October 2018

In the last day of the Martyr Week which started on September 9, 2018, an ode of respect for those who sacrificed their lives to save and defend their homeland, many martyred leaders, as well as brave soldiers and security forces who lost their lives in the field or fighting, were reminded and appreciated for their services across Afghanistan. Afghanistan has suffered most casualties

1 October 2018

As IEC announced the arrival of a final batch of biometric kits on coming Thursday, as it seems that the electoral watchdog has begun its tough work on the upcoming elections for parliament. Last week, the IEC began to train 250 of its personnel in the usage of biometric devices and the training was completed in 3 days. The trained personnel are now supposed

1 October 2018

GURBANGULY BERDIMUHAMEDOV, President of Turkmenistan, while addressing the 73rd UNGA on Saturday made sure he gave due weight to Afghanistan in his speech. Mr Berdimuhamedov said that the world was witnessing a proliferation of conflict prone areas and a decrease in trust and mutual understanding of global development. On disarmament and fight against terrorism, he said that support for Afghanistan is crucial for ensuring security

1 October 2018

A proposal circulating in Washington lobbying for the US War on Afghanistan to be privatized has become a controversial matter in Afghan domestic politics. Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater and an ally of US President Donal Trump is the brain behind the privatization proposal. In response to Mr Prince’s proposal, many Afghan senators have asked the National Unity Government to take a firm

1 October 2018