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    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.


    MPs want Cabinet picks named forthwith

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Meshrano Jirga members on Tuesday said delay in introducing new Cabinet picks contributed to growing insecurity in the country, asking the government to pay attention to their call.


    Senate for tribunal to probe election results

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga -- the upper house -- on Sunday called for the creation of a special tribunal to investigate results from the April provincial council polls, seeking prosecution of top election officials.


    MPs endorse anti-child soldier draft law

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament on Saturday approved a draft law barring children from being recruited as soldiers.


    Ibrahimi accused of misusing authority

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some lower house members on Saturday accused the speaker, Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, of misusing his authority and position in granting foreign trips to lawmakers, but the chair dismissed the allegations.


    Wolesi Jirga to president: Prioritise security

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Perturbed by the ongoing wave of violence across the country, lawmakers have urged the president to prioritise improved security, the Wolesi Jirga deputy speaker said on Wednesday.