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    Wolesi Jirga fails to hold general session

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday failed to hold its general session after a majority of the members did not turn up for a second day.



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    Wolesi Jirga members divided on BSA

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga -- lower house of parliament -- members on Wednesday backed and others vehemently opposed the signing of a long-awaited security pact with the United States.



    Governance

    Senate urges govt to pursue peace

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Welcoming the peaceful transfer of power, the Meshrano Jirga --- upper house of parliament --- on Tuesday urged the new government to pay greater attention to bringing peace and strengthening security.



    Governance

    Our soil won’t be used against anyone: CEO

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday promised the new government would not allow the use of Afghanistan’s soil against anyone. 



    Governance

    Ahmadzai, Abdullah sworn in as prez, CEO

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Monday took oath as Afghanistan’s new president, succeeding Hamid Karzai.



    Governance

    MPs propose naming Kabul Airport after Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Calling outgoing President Hamid Karzai as a national leader, the Meshrano Jirga on Sunday proposed the incoming government to name the Kabul International Airport after him.



    Governance

    No problem in paying staff salaries: MoF

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Finance (MoF) faced no problem in giving monthly salaries to its employees because its revenue considerably increased last month, the Meshrano Jirga was informed on Sunday.



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    ISIS fighters spotted in Ghazni, claim MPs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Accusing security organs of negligence, lower house members from southern Ghazni province on Saturday claimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) fighters had launched terror activities in the province.



    Security and Crime

    Unexploded ordnance claims 100 lives each month

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Mine Action Coordination Centre of Afghanistan (MACCA) on Thursday said about 100 people suffered casualties each month in explosions caused by unexploded ordnance (UXO), with more than 4,000 areas still littered with such devices.



    Governance

    MPs want IEC officials tried over disputed polls

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some lower house members on Wednesday said Independent Election Commission (IEC) officials should be tried for failing to conduct the elections in a proper way.