Amarkhil audio tapeThe ministry of interior affairs of Afghanistan (MoI) rejected the reports which alleges that the ministry was involved in recording Ziaulhaq Amarkhil’s phone calls.

Interior ministry, following a statement, said the ministry was conducting phone tapping on special conditions; however, such process has been halted two months back after receiving instructions from ministers’ council.

The statement further added that interior ministry was tapping phone calls only after receiving warrants from the judicial insitutions.

This comes as Abdullah’s electoral team released an audio tape and claimed that the voice in audio tape belonged chief electoral officer Ziaulhaq Amarkhil.

Abdullah’s team accused Amarkhil of being involved in industrial scale fraud in favor of Abdullah’s rival. However, the electoral team of Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai demanded an explanation from Abdullah’s team on how they obtained the audio tape.

The authenticity of the audio tape has not been independently confirmed yet and Amarkhil who resigned from his position also rejected that the voice in the audio tape belonged to him.

Amarkhil announced his resignation on Monday, a day after the audio tape was released; however, he said the decision was taken by him considering the national interest of the country.


  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.