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    MP, minister trade barbs in assembly

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Outspoken parliamentarian Ramazan Bashardost and Defence Minister Bismillah Mohammadi on Wednesday dubbed each other a killer and an enemy’s agent.



    Governance

    8,000 people killed this year, Senate told

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Security bosses on Tuesday told the Senate that insecurity had increased this solar year due to the lingering political crisis, but Afghan forces had been able to prevent insurgents from reaching their targets.



    Governance

    MPs blast Punjabi Taliban’s announcement

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Monday said the Punjabi Taliban’s announcement to shift their fighting to Afghanistan substantiated Pakistan’s interfering in Afghan affairs.



    Governance

    Trench near Durand Line irks lawmakers

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga condemned Pakistan on Sunday for digging a 480 kilometres long trench on the Durand Line, warning the issue would be taken to the UN and other international forums.



    Governance

    Ballot audit to end on Sunday: Nuristani

    KABUL (Pajhwok): With the deadlock still persisting, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Friday announced invalidating 95 of the 2,000 suspect ballot boxes marked for a special audit.



    Governance

    Muslimyar, Noor asked to form interim govt

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wafaq-i-Milli party on Thursday asked Meshrano Jirga chairman and the Balkh governor to form an interim government to rid the country of the current political crisis.



    Governance

    MPs push candidates to break deadlock

     KABUL (Pajhwok): Members of the lower house on Monday urged both presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah to bring the electoral crisis to an end, as it had caused the nation various problems.



    Governance

    Senate asks candidates to end political deadlock

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Meshrano Jirga or upper house members on Sunday asked the two presidential candidates to find a negotiated end to their dispute as the prolonged electoral crisis had paralyzed the country.



    Governance

    Candidates fined 76m afghanis in total: IECC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Wednesday said it had fined two presidential candidates and more than one thousand provincial council runners 76 million afghanis in total for violations of rules during the April elections.



    Governance

    Karzai urged to stay until his successor takes oath

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) chief on Sunday urged President Hamid Karzai not to leave office until his successor was sworn-in.