Nangarhar Interviews

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Powerful tribal leader Haji Din Mohammad on Thursday urged the presidential candidates to put aside their differences to end the electoral crisis, saying Afghanistan was passing through a critical juncture.
In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Din Mohammad said the prolonged crisis threatened the country’s security and economic situation. He warned the candidates would be held responsible if the situation worsened further.

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Presidential contender Gul Agha Sherzai on Monday said he was in talks with a number of rival candidates on forming an election alliance and the outcome would be known soon.
 “We are in negotiations with Abdul Rahim Wardak, Hidayat Amin Arsala, Qutbuddin Hilal and others to make an alliance. I will not quit in anyone’s favour,” Sherzai told Pajhwok Afghan News during an exclusive interview.

JALALABAD (PAN): Owing to security concerns, mobile voter registration teams could not be dispatched to 10 districts in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday.

JALALABAD (PAN): Wolesi Jirga Secretary Syed Ikram has said rumours about a possible delay or change in next year’s election schedule are being spread by the country’s enemies.

JALALABAD (PAN): Several women’s welfare NGOs are operating in eastern Nangarhar province without coordination with the Women’s Affairs Department, an official said on Monday.
A number of NGOs were getting funds from donors, but did not inform the department regarding their activities, Women’s Affair Director Anisa Imrani Pajhwok Afghan News in an exclusive interview.

jALALABAD (PAN): Halted development activities, rampant land-grab and endemic administrative corruption have made the life of the people miserable in eastern Nangarhar province, the Senate chairman said on Monday.

JALALABAD (PAN): Several government departments in eastern Nangarhar province owe more than 800 million afghanis ($15 million) to the Afghanistan Bareshna Shirkat in unpaid electricity bills, an official said on Monday.
“Some departments have cleared their bills, but others are yet to pay any heed to outstanding dues,” Water and Energy Director Mohibur Rahman Momand said in an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News.

JALALABAD (PAN): A 20-year-old woman on Sunday got divorce from her husband through the court of appeals in eastern Nangarhar province.
The court verdict came amid reports that the woman, Diwa, had invited the wrath of a judge by refusing to marry him in return for a verdict in her favour.
The judge has been secretly taped by a journalist, allegedly demanding a $2,000 bribe or a marriage from Diwa seeking his help in her divorce case.

JALALABAD (PAN): The Afghan National Army (ANA) is ready to respond to cross-border attacks from Pakistan if the central government authorised it, a military commander in the eastern zone said on Saturday.
In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, the 201st Selab Military Corps commander warned they would explore other options if negotiations on the issue failed to yield the desired results.


JALALABAD (PAN): A key member of the Afghan Millat Party and the Minister of Commerce and Industries, Dr. Anwarul Haq Ahadi, on Saturday said some political parties have launched efforts at creating a pre-election national consensus to ensure a peaceful transfer of power.

JALALABAD (PAN): Pakistani has been aiding insurgents in eastern Nangarhar province directly and indirectly, a senior police official alleged on Sunday.
Deputy police chief, Col. Masoom Hashimi, told Pajhwok Afghan News during an interview that Pakistani intelligence agencies and other forces had lately increased their assistance to fighters in the province.