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    Govt asked to respect Loya Jirga’s decision

    KABUL (PAN): Some Meshrano Jirga members, lashing out at President Karzai for his refusal to sign the bilateral security agreement (BSA) with the US, on Tuesday asked the government to respect the Loya Jirga’s decision that called for an early signing of the deal.


    Senate drops tribe name, religion from CNIC

    KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga on Tuesday approved some more provisions of a draft law on population census, but decided against mentioning tribe’s name, penname and religion in computerised national identity cards (CNICs).

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    Iran sanctions relief to spur Afghan exports

    KABUL (PAN): Economists on Monday hoped the recent agreement between Iran and six world powers would leave a positive impact on Afghanistan’s economy and trade relations with different countries.


    Assembly endorses accord with recommendations

    KABUL (PAN): The consultative Loya Jirga on Sunday overwhelmingly approved the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between Kabul and Washington by issuing a 31-aritcle declaration that asked the US to set up courts at its bases in the country to try American troops accused of committing crimes in Afghanistan.


    Politicians call for early approval of BSA

    KABUL (PAN): Calling for greater focus on Afghanistan’s sovereign rights under the new security agreement with the US, political parties on Saturday urged President Hamid Karzai to sign the pact soon after it was approved by the Parliament.


    Mujaddedi elected as Loya Jirga chairman

    KABUL (PAN): Former president Sibghatullah Mujaddedi was chosen on Thursday as chairman of the four-day Loya Jirga on the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States.


    Loya Jirga proceedings begin amid tight security

    KABUL (PAN): Amid tight security arrangements, the four-day Loya Jirga on the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the US got under way in Kabul on Thursday (today) morning.


    Changes likely in list of poll contenders

    KABUL (PAN): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Tuesday hinted at changes in the final list of presidential and provincial council runners if charges against certain candidates were substantiated.


    Number of presidential runners goes up

    KABUL (PAN): The number of presidential runners has gone up in the wake of thoroughgoing investigations into objections, the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) said on Tuesday.


    Civil society sees no need for Loya Jirga

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan’s Civil Society Network (ACSN) on Monday said there was no need to convene a Loya Jirga on the security pact with the US in the presence of parliament, claiming most of attendees had been recommended by the government.