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    Afghan forces ready to retaliate to Pakistani attacks

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai has directed the Afghan forces to stand ready for retaliation to Pakistani attacks on eastern Afghan provinces, the defence minister told lawmakers on Saturday.


    Money-laundering law can’t be approved in days: MPs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday said it could not approve within days a draft anti-money laundering law and called for summoning the officials who delayed sending the measure to the assembly.


    ISAF pullout to trigger crisis, lawmakers warn

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan would run into a severe economic crisis with the pullout of foreign forces later this year, some lawmakers warned on Wednesday, but others rejected the concerns at groundless.


    Senators not satisfied with war on drugs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga members on Tuesday called insufficient government’s efforts to counter the menace of narcotics, but officials linked their performance to availability of resources.


    Wolesi Jirga summons IEC officials

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga -- or lower house of parliament -- will summon officials of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to brief lawmakers on preparations for the presidential vote.


    Lack of quorum blocks approval of draft laws

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of draft laws could not be debated by Wolesi Jirga commissions over the past few months due to growing absenteeism among lawmakers.


    Senators seek tit-for-tat response to Pakistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some senators on Sunday suggested a tit-for-tat response to Pakistan’s rocket strikes, warning the cross-border attacks threatened security for the runoff presidential elections.


    New group to promote women’s role in politics

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Women parliamentarians on Sunday launched a new group to strengthen females’ role in politics, a lawmaker said.


    Law on money-laundering lands in house

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Two draft laws on anti-money laundering and proceeds of crime were presented before the Wolesi Jirga for approval on Saturday -- two days after Chinese banks halted dollar transactions with most Afghan commercial institutions.


    Wolesi Jirga summons top security officials

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga (WJ) on Saturday decided to summon security officials a week later to brief the august house on the crucial second round of presidential election.