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KABUL (Pajhwok): Members of the Wolesi Jirga, or lower house of parliament, on Wednesday strongly condemned supporters of presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah for tearing apart President Hamid Karzai’s portrait in the Loya Jirga tent.The portrait was... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Campaign teams of leading presidential candidates on Friday indicated they were at odds on the delay in holding a possible run-off vote.Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai’s team said it had no issue with a delay in the second-round election... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga -- or lower house of parliament -- speaker on Wednesday urged lawmakers to assist in bolstering the security of the assembly amid intelligence reports of a looming threat.Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi said: “Respected... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday affirmed his country’s commitment to peace and stability in the region.Addressing a Persian New Year function at the Presidential Palace here, Hussain said: “I’m so glad participating... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga members on Sunday voiced their concern over the current security situation in the context of next month’s elections, asking the relevant organs to adopt stringent measures. A senator from central Daikundi... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga, debating amendments to a media law, on Saturday decided the minister of information and culture should head the social media commission.The law governing social media was enforced in 2002, but amended in 2009 with a... read more
KABUL (PAN): Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal on Monday revealed the names of the lawmakers he had earlier accused of smuggling and making illegal demands on the government.Speaking in the Wolesi Jirga, Zakhilwal said MP from Kandahar Hameedzai Lalai... read more
KABUL (PAN): Speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi on Wednesday adjourned the Wolesi Jirga's session amid blows traded between two members over the issue of summoning Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhelwal.Ibrahimi asked security officials to expel lawmaker... read more
KABUL (PAN): The justice minister on Sunday told a parliamentary panel though running away from home was not a crime, yet girls arrested in elopement cases constituted 70 percent of female prisoners in the country.Habibullah Ghalib was summoned... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of Parliament on Saturday approved the US-Afghan strategic partnership agreement by an overwhelming majority.Of the 199 parliamentarians present, 195 MPs approved the deal and only four members of the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Up to 18900 destitute families would be involved in a food coupon system for about six months in the capital Kabul, officials said on Tuesday.An agreement in this regard was signed on Tuesday among the Public Works Ministry, the... read more
KABUL (PAN): A strategic cooperation agreement with the United States will be signed only when the Afghan government's conditions are met, the national security advisor said on Saturday. In April, the US handed the draft strategic cooperation... read more

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