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KABUL (Pajhwok): No candidate for first deputy speaker, second deputy speaker, secretary and deputy secretary positions of the Wolesi Jirga or lower house of Parliament could win enough votes to be elected. Based on the Wolesi Jirga internal... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Ending a month-long deadlock, Wolesi Jirga members elected lawmaker Mir Rahman Rahmani as speaker of the lower house with a majority of votes on Saturday. Since May 16, nearly a dozen candidates contested the speaker election but... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Taliban have claimed inflicting casualties on each side in the past 24 hours in different parts of the country. A statement from MoD claimed 37 Taliban were killed and injured and scores... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has held meetings with Pakistan’s political leaders from different political parties and discussed bilateral relationship and regional cooperation, according to a statement on Friday. The president... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has met Pakistan President Arif Alvi and discussed security, economic, counter-terrorism issues, according to a statement on Friday. Both leaders had discussed the eradication of poverty, expanding... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga is expected to decide the fate of controversial speaker election tomorrow (Tuesday) provided that the house agrees to the method of voting --- open or secret, a lawmaker said on Monday. Naimatullah Karyab, a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs (MoHR) on Sunday said the cost of performing hajj would be $2750 per pilgrim in 2019. Thousands of people would be sent to Saudi Arabia from Afghanistan for the performance of hajj this... read more
  KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has said that special attention was being paid to schools and hostels in the country because this served national unity, prosperity and stability in the country, a statement from Presidential Palace... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) says a 15-day voter registration process for the presidential ballot will begin on June 8. The presidential election is scheduled to be held on September 28. Abdul Aziz Ibrahimi,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday held sitting despite the lower house’s executive board’s decision to suspend the sessions until the end of Eid holidays, but the session turned chaotic over differences among lawmakers over the speaker... read more




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