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    Wolesi Jirga to president: Prioritise security

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Perturbed by the ongoing wave of violence across the country, lawmakers have urged the president to prioritise improved security, the Wolesi Jirga deputy speaker said on Wednesday.


    MPs want election officials booked

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Accusing election officials of committing widespread irregularities in provincial council polls, some Meshrano Jirga members on Tuesday asked the government to subject the two electoral bodies to a drastic reshuffle.


    Senators ask govt to stem insecurity

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga -- upper house of the parliament -- on Tuesday asked the national unity government to enforce effective measures to stem the ongoing wave of insecurity across the country.  

    Security and Crime

    Newspaper’s chief editor flees country

    KABUL (Pajhwok): No one could be arrested in connection with a blasphemous opinion piece published in a Kabul-based daily because the writer is living abroad and the editor-in-chief has fled the country.

    Security and Crime

    Police threaten to join forces with Taliban



    KABUL (Pajhwok): Dozens of policemen staged a protest demonstration in front of the Parliament on Sunday, demanding the prompt payment of their six-month salaries.


    New plan for mega road project developed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A new technical plan has been developed for the construction of an ambitious ring road after one of contractors was found lacking the required skills and experience, the acting minister of public works informed lawmakers on Sunday.


    Anti-drug strategy a failure: Mubarez

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Acting Counter-narcotics Minister Din Mohammad Mubarez on Tuesday acknowledged the government’s strategy was a failure and so far no proper effort had been made in this regard.


    Senate, NAI seek action over profane article

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Upper house members and a free media advocacy group, NAI, on Tuesday condemned the publication of a blasphemous article in a local English daily, urging print media to refrain from hurting religious sentiments.


    Senators suggest consensus on talks with Pakistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some law makers advised President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Monday to develop national consensus on dialogue with Pakistan before leaving for Islamabad.


    MPs to govt: Don’t dub rebels as political foes

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some member of the upper house of parliament (Meshrano Jirga) on Sunday urged the government not to call Taliban political foes, blaming the armed rebels for killing scores of civilians.