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    Senators barred from speaking about runners

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga on Tuesday barred its members from speaking for or against presidential runners Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah.


    MPs split on allegation against Amarkhel

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga members were on Monday divided into two groups over Kabul police chief’s electoral fraud allegation against the Independent Election Commission (IEC) secretary, with some entering a fierce verbal clash.


    Wolesi Jirga OKs anti-money laundering law

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga, or lower house of parliament, on Monday approved by a majority vote a draft law against money laundering law. The measure will replace a presidential decree.


    24 complaints registered so far: IECC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Saturday said it had formally received 24 complaints about fraud and other irregularities so far.


    Bids to disrupt ballot will be thwarted: Gen. Karimi

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Extraordinary security measures have been put in place for the second round of the presidential ballot that would be held in a secure environment, the Afghan army chief said on Friday.


    FEFA anticipates lower voter turnout

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) on Thursday alleged the use of government resources in the campaign for the runoff presidential polls.


    Aid pledges worth billions not honoured

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Not a single road meeting international standards could be built in Afghanistan over the past 12 years and millions of dollars pledged in foreign aid could not be delivered as a result of the 2010 Kabul Bank fiasco, the Wolesi Jirga was told on Wednesday.


    Senators urge people to participate in polls

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga or upper house of parliament on Tuesday urged people to actively participate in runoff elections and foil any rigging or foreign interference attempt against the national process.


    MPs again fail to pass anti-money laundering law

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga failed for a second day in a row on Monday to pass the much-delayed anti-money laundering law due to incomplete quorum, raising concerns among some lawmakers.

    Governance,Accidents & Disasters

    MPs stress fast aid delivery to flood-hit families

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga on Sunday asked the authorities concerned to ensure the floods-affected families in northern Baghlan province were delivered all necessary relief supplies.