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    Abasin Zaheer


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    Hospital guard guns down 3 US medics in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A police guard shot dead three Americans, including a doctor, before he was shot injured by an Afghan colleague at a US charity-run children’s hospital west of Kabul City on Thursday, officials said.


    MPs want final results in stipulated time

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday asked the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to announce the final results from the April 5 elections in the stipulated time.


    Wolesi Jirga mulls final word on Dilawari’s fate

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday agreed to firm up a new date for summoning again Da Afghanistan Bank governor Noorullah Dilawari and deciding his fate after he failed to appear before the assembly twice.


    Senators underline preparations for runoff

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some members of Meshrano Jirga or the upper house of parliament on Tuesday asked electoral bodies to separate genuine votes from the bogus ballot and get prepared for the runoff.


    MPs wants fake and valid votes separated

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga --- lower house of parliament --- members on Monday asked the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to withhold preliminary results until fraudulent votes were separated from original ones.


    Entry test complaints being probed: Obaid

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Higher Education Minister Obaidullah Obaid on Sunday said an investigation into objections raised against irregularities during the university entrance test last fall had been opened.


    Senators ask govt to shut Iranian charities

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Angrily reacting to the reported execution of six more Afghans on death row in Iran, some Meshrano Jirga or the upper house of parliament members on Sunday asked the government to shut down Iranian charity and other organisations in Afghanistan.


    MPs grill Dalil over low quality drugs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament on Saturday summoned Health Minister Suraya Dalil to grill her about low quality drugs at medical stores and nonprofessional health workers serving in various hospitals.


    Wolesi Jirga approves value-added tax law

    KABUL (Pajhwok): By a majority vote, the Wolesi Jirga or the lower house of parliament on Wednesday approved a law on value-added tax aimed at increasing the government’s revenues in the face of reducing foreign aid.


    MPs ask govt to find Mutasim’s whereabouts

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of senators on Tuesday asked the government to intensify efforts at knowing the fate of a veteran Taliban leader Agha Jan Mutasim, who has been missing in the UAE.