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    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.


    Infrastructure development plan in 6 months

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday said the national infrastructure development plan would be ready over the next six months to revive and develop the country’s infrastructure.


    Senate asks govt to introduce Cabinet picks soon

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga members on Tuesday asked President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai to name and introduce to Parliament his Cabinet nominees as soon as possible and take effective measures for reversing the tide of insecurity.


    Atmar: Parliament knows importance of security deals

    KABUL (Pajhwok): National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar on Monday said the government was duty-bound to answer questions from parliamentarians about the security agreements with the United States and NATO.


    Insecurity hurdle to investment: mines minister

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Rejecting corruption in contracts, Mines Minister Mohammad Akbar Barakzai on Sunday said insecurity had blocked investments by foreign firms to develop the sector.


    Top election officials’ defiance angers MPs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday asked the president to explain why top officials of the two electoral commissions had refused to brief lawmakers on allegations of widespread fraud in provincial council polls.