KABUL (Pajhwok): National Islamic Front of Afghanistan (NIFA) leader Pir Hamid Gilani on Tuesday stressed solution to the dispute between the government leaders and warned political problems would confront the peace process with barriers.
Gilani, addressing a press conference here, said it was the time to take practical steps towards peace and keep the process away smooth.

KABUL (Pajhwok): Former president Hamid Karzai on Wednesday termed the election process as not national and against values of democracy, a fact he said the low turnout manifested.
 “I have earlier told our people that if suitable conditions for election are not provided, the ballot process would result into further crisis and divide. This will further weaken our country and hamper the peace process,” Karzai said in a statement from his office.

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Jamiat-i-Islami Afghanistan (JIA) council, led by Syed Ibrahim Emmad, has demanded the announcement of presidential election’s preliminary result and peace talks to be Afghan-led and supervised under the existing system.

KABUL (Pajhwok): Three political parties on Sunday demanded that non-biometric votes cast in the September 28 presidential polls should be counted, but the Independent Election Commission (IEC) rejected their demand as illegal.
The primary result of the September 28 polls in which 16 candidates took part is expected to be announced on October 19 while the final result would be announced on November 7.

KABUL (Pajhwok): Political parties and movements have termed the sacking of electoral commissioners as a ‘fair decision’ and have demanded dismissal of the electoral bodies’ technical officials as well.
Holding a gathering in Kabul on Tuesday, around 30 representatives of political parties and groups expressed their opposition to a third time recount of Kabul votes, saying the certain process could pave the way for fraud.

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Jamiat Islami Afghanistan (JIA) party leadership council on Sunday denounced the Taliban’s expectation that the Afghan Army would be dissolved after a peace deal with the US.
The party also said some of its members had joined electoral tickets for their personnel interests.

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan’s Salvation and Stability Council (ASSC) on Sunday declared it would support to a peace process that end the ongoing fighting and ensure justice in the country.

KABUL (Pajhwok):  The acting chief of Hezb-i-Wahdat Islami said on Friday Mohammad Mohaqiq would continue to work as 2nd deputy chief executive.

KABUL (Pajhwok): Political parties’ election observers on Saturday said they would soon share ‘evidence’ about widespread fraud in the October Wolesi Jirga elections in Kabul’s constituencies, calling for reelections in the central province.

KABUL (Pajhwok): Some political parties and prospective presidential candidates say delaying the presidential vote would be catastrophic, but others justify the delay if it is for the sake of peace and reconciliation.



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