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    Speakers see unity govt as power-grabbing ploy

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Kabul-based political analysts on Saturday expressed cynicism about the concept of a national unity government, believing that some greedy politicians are eying perks and power by entering such a dispensation.



    Governance

    Parliament rises for summer recess tomorrow

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Both houses of parliament will rise for their summer recess tomorrow (Wednesday). The break will last one and a half month.



    Governance

    Senate OKs access to information bill

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The upper house of the parliament (Meshrano Jirga) on Tuesday approved the Access to Information bill without any amendment.



    Governance

    Senators voice concern at escalating violence

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga (upper house) members on Sunday expressed grave concern over growing incidents of violence in the country, calling upon the security forces to do their best to ensure peace.



    Governance

    MPs deny trust vote to 3 ICOIC members

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga (lower house of parliament) on Saturday again denied giving a trust vote to three outgoing members of the Independent Commission for Overseeing the Implementation of Constitution (ICOIC).



    Governance

    Unity govt idea floated by Afghans: Qanuni

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The strategy for a government of national unity had been devised by the Afghan government and endorsed by the global fraternity to break the electoral deadlock, the first vice-president said on Saturday.



    Governance

    Orgun blast blamed on ISI, Haqqani network

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A former official of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) alleged on Thursday the devastating Orgun blast in southeastern Paktika province was planned by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and conducted by the Haqqani network.



    Governance

    Paghman arson assault a terrorist act: Daudzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Interior Minister Muhammad Umar Daudzai informed legislators on Wednesday that torching of hundreds of NATO supply trucks in the Paghman district of Kabul some weeks back was a terrorist act.



    Governance

    Senators nix bill on privileges for lawmakers

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga -- or upper house of parliament -- rejected on Tuesday a draft law allowing parliamentarians to take advantage of certain privileges even after completing their tenure.