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    Ghani hails deals approval

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday welcomed the approval of security accords with the US and NATO by the lower house of parliament, urging the upper house to follow suit.


    Wolesi Jirga backs security deals with US, NATO

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Sunday approved security accords with the US and NATO by overwhelming majority, but some lawmakers staged a walkout from the lower house in protest against the approval.


    MPs reject govt-proposed change to mining law

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday rejected by a majority vote a government-proposed amendment to an article of the mining law.


    Special Wolesi Jirga session to debate security pacts

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A special Wolesi Jirga session would discuss Afghanistan’s security accords with the United States and NATO tomorrow (Sunday), two weeks after the accords landed in the lower house for ratification.


    AGO to probe PC candidates fraud allegations

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Presidential Palace’s Administrative Affairs Office has directed the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) to investigate fraud allegations raised by losing candidates in the April provincial council elections, a lawmaker said on Thursday.


    Wolesi Jirga to debate BSA next week

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi on Wednesday ruled the lower house would debate the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States next week.


    Senators too lash out at Maulana Fazl Rahman

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Praising Afghanistan-A cricket team for their Saturday’s victory, Meshrano Jirga members on Sunday joined lower house members in condemning Pakistani cleric Maulana Fazl Rahman.


    Child rapists be executed under Islamic hudood: MPs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Lawmakers on Saturday proposed capital punishment for individuals found guilty of sexually abusing children under Islamic restrictions in order to prevent such acts.


    MPs assail Fazl over pro-insurgency remarks

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday strongly criticised a Pakistani religious party leader, Maulana Fazl Rahman, for backing Taliban’s insurgency against foreign troops in Afghanistan.


    MP expelled from Wolesi Jirga after clash

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A Wolesi Jirga member from northwestern Badghis province was on Wednesday expelled from the house after he entered a verbal clash with his colleague from the same province.