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Kandahar Meeting Organizers Give Gov’t 12-Hour Ultimatum



(Last Updated On: December 1, 2017)

Kandahar meeting organizers on Friday warned President Ashraf Ghani that they will remove him from power based on the law after the plane of Atta Mohmmad Noor, the governor of Balkh province, was barred to take off from Mazar-e-Sharif City to Kandahar airport.

In reaction, the organizers of the meeting postponed the gathering for the second-time for Saturday and gave the government 12-hour of ultimatum.

“We are seriously warning the government that if Mr. Noor’s plane was not allowed in 12-hour to fly to Kandahar, it will have serious consequences,” Hamayoun Hamayoun, Deputy Speaker of the Parliament said in a gathering in Kandahar City.

Zahir Qadir, member of parliament from eastern Nangarhar province said,” we are not ousting [Ashraf Ghani] from power by force, because we made him the President. We will take presidency from him based on the law.”

In addition, the political figures accused President Ashraf Ghani for monopolizing the power, ethnic bias, divisions and conspiracy.

“The reason why the government is putting pressures on us instead of cooperating is because there is tyranny, individualism and dictatorship in the presidential palace,” Bashir Ahmad Tahyanj, MP and a member of “Coalition for Salvation of Afghanistan” claimed.

Ghani’s office has not commented on these remarks so far.

By Hesamuddin Hesam & Bais Hayat


Kandahar exports over 113,000 tons of dried fruits, herbs in one year: Officials



(Last Updated On: March 11, 2022)

More than 113,000 tons of dried fruits and medicinal plants have been exported from Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province over the past 12 months, Kandahar Chamber of Commerce and Industries officials said, adding that this generated $308 million in revenue.

“We faced some troubles in exporting due to the political developments, but we continued to export in good quality. Thanks God Islamic Emirate officials have not created any problems for us,” said Mohammad Dawood Qaderi, head of Kandahar Chamber of Commerce and Industries.

He said that they gave advice to IEA authorities on improving exports, which they accepted.

According to the official, figs have been the biggest export this year.

Meanwhile, traders also said that the export sector in Kandahar has improved.

“Thanks God, trade in dried fruits is going well. The routes are secure now,” said Mir Hamza, a dried fruits trader.

He called for an agreement with countries that would allow for barter deals.

Some traders, however, said that they were unable to collect their exchanged items or their money due to sanctions.

Noor Ali, a dried fruits trader, said that the level of exports was good this year, but traders were unable to collect their money due to international banking restrictions.

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IEA forces and Pakistani military clash in Spin Boldak



(Last Updated On: February 25, 2022)

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) government has acknowledged that IEA forces have clashed with Pakistani forces in Kandahar’s Spin Boldak district.

IEA spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed the reports on Thursday and blamed the Pakistani military for starting the clashes.

“There was a problem with Pakistani guards locally in the Spin Boldak district of Kandahar.

“Unfortunately, the first shot was fired by Pakistani guards,” Mujahid wrote on his Twitter page.

“The situation is under control and we are investigating why this happened,” he said.

At least two people were killed in the incident, according to health officials and local officials.

Following the incident, about 90 students, from Dr Mamoon Tahiri Institute of Health Sciences, came forward to donate blood for the wounded.

Officials from the institute meanwhile said that at least two civilians were killed and about 30 others were wounded in the clashes.

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One woman killed, another wounded in Kandahar shooting



(Last Updated On: February 19, 2022)

Sources in Kandahar confirmed that a woman was killed and another was injured when forces opened fire on a rickshaw in the province.

The incident took place in Chowk area of Kandahar city on Saturday.

The source said the incident took place after a rickshaw disobeyed the orders of security forces to stop at the checkpoint.

Kandahar police confirmed the incident.

According to Kandahar police the incident occurred when the driver failed to stop at the checkpoint and the forces opened fire.

Security officials in the city are investigating the incident and believe there was something in the rickshaw that caused the driver to ignore the checkpoint.

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