Daily Archives: October 5, 2019

Election Campaigns Upset By Delayed Biometric Device Transfer

(TOLO news): A number of electoral groups and election-monitoring bodies say the process of moving these devices is going too slow, providing time to access and alter results. The critics also say there is no oversight on how these devices have been secured in provincial centers, which matters because the time setting of biometric devices

Pre-election Voter Deletion Under Scrutiny

(TOLO news): According to officials at the commission, this step was taken to ensure transparency and to prevent the use of fake ID cards. “At the time of the correction, the commission identified and removed about 400,000 ID cards,” said Zabi Sadat, the commission deputy spokesman. Before the presidential election, the IEC had asked the

Afghan All-rounder Mohammad Nabi quashes his death rumors

(KHAAMA PRESS): Afghan All-rounder and former skipper Mohammad Nabi on Friday fell victim to death hoax after some fake news and trolls claimed he died due to an illness. The social media users started sharing photos of the athlete including an apparently altered or photoshopped photo of the star. Surprised to read the news online,

Electoral Tickets Concerned About High Number of Fraudulent Votes

(ATN NEWS): These tickets warn that if non-biometric votes are counted, a disaster in the country would follow the announcement of election results. Hamayun Harir, a member of Peace and Islamic Justice electoral team said,” unfortunately, there were two major problems that undermined the legitimacy of this election; low turnout of  voters and hundreds of

Afghan Taliban, Khalilzad meet to revive ‘scrapped’ peace talks

(Daily times): Pakistan facilitated the meeting weeks after US President Donald Trump abruptly cancelled the peace process in early September, citing a Taliban-claimed attack in Afghan capital Kabul that had killed an American soldier and 10 other people.Both sides decided to keep the meeting secret, according to the Taliban official. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar led

Pakistan rubbishes reports of Imran Khan meeting Afghan delegation

(Islamabad, Oct 05): Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan did not meet a high-level Afghan Taliban delegation to discuss the revival of the stalled peace process in Afghanistan, his top aide said, dismissing reports of the meeting in the local and international media as "not true". Several local and international media outlets had reported that prime

Taliban Representatives Report Meeting With Khalilzad In Pakistan

(RFE/RL): Taliban negotiators say they have met in Pakistan with Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. peace envoy for Afghanistan, for the first time since President Donald Trump in September called the peace process “dead.” A Taliban representative on October 5 said the meeting took place between Khalilzad and the Taliban delegation led by Mullah Abdul Ghani

India Supports All-Inclusive Afghan Peace Talks

TOLO news: Addressing a weekly briefing on Friday, a spokesman for India’s Ministry of External Affairs, Raveesh Kumar, said India is “closely monitoring” the situation and that “all sections of the Afghan government, including a legitimately-elected Afghan government, should be part of the Afghan peace process.” He said that “all processes should respect the constitutional

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