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    MPs urged to help ensure assembly security

    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.



    Governance

    Pakistan reiterates support for peace efforts

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday affirmed his country’s commitment to peace and stability in the region.



    Governance

    Senators concerned at growing insecurity

    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. 



    Governance

    Minister to head social media commission

    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.



    Governance

    Zakhilwal names MPs involved in smuggling

    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.



    Governance

    House adjourned amid uproar over summons

    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.



    Governance

    Elopement not a crime, minister tells house panel

    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.



    KABUL, July 02, 2012: Deputy Foreign Ministry spokesman Faramarz Tamana speaks at a press conference in Kabul.
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    Security and Crime

    Wolesi Jirga approves Afghan-US strategic pact

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of Parliament on Saturday approved the US-Afghan strategic partnership agreement by an overwhelming majority.



    Business & Economics

    Destitute families to get food coupons in Kabul

    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.