AFGHAN TV NEWS
The Independent Election Commission (IEC) chairman, Fazal Ahmad Manawi has betrayed the people’s vote and should face trial, a number of MPs told the Lower House general session. The MPs also blamed Manawi as the main culprit behind the parliamentary election row. Meanwhile, during the session, President Karzai, in a telephone conversation, told the Wolesi Jirga Speaker that he has ordered the IEC chairman to assess the election dossier of Simin Barakzai in the presence of media, Independent Human Rights Commission and civil society representatives. However, Barakzai rejected her elections dossier assessment by IEC.
The Afghan Ulema Council, in a fatwa, have termed hunger strike against as forbidden and against Islamic values.
The cases of some cabinet ministers, governors and high-ranking officials accused of corruption are under investigation by the anti-corruption attorney, the anti-corruption unit head General Abobakar Rafiee said.