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    MPs insist on probe into colleagues’ deaths

    KABUL (PAN): Lawmakers on Wednesday asked the government to seriously investigate cases of their slain colleagues and bring the perpetrators to justice forthwith.


    Meshrano Jirga summons top election officials

    KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga on Tuesday decided to summon top election officials to brief the upper house on progress and problems in the lead-up to next year’s presidential and provincial council polls.


    'Member should head media complaints panel'

    KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga on Tuesday rejected the lower house decision that the information and culture minister should lead the media complaints commission, suggesting the panel’s head should be elected from amongst its members.

    Governance,Business & Economics

    Afghanistan eyes better business ranking

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan has been ranked 164th out of 189 economies on the World Bank-created ease of doing business index, jumping from the previous position of 169, officials said on Monday.


    Next year’s budget envisages 300,000 jobs

    KABUL (PAN): Job opportunities are envisaged for 300,000 people in next year’s budget, much which has been devoted to security and development, the finance minister said on Sunday.


    Civil society warns against delay in elections

    KABUL (PAN): Expressing aversion to convening a consultative Loya Jirga on the security agreement with the US, some civil society groups on Thursday said every attempt at delaying or not holding next year’s elections would be illegal and catastrophic.


    Wolesi Jirga OKs accords with 3 countries

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga -- or lower house of the parliament -- on Wednesday approved strategic cooperation agreements Afghanistan has signed with three countries.


    MPs decide to summon minister of refugees

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga has decided to summon Minister of Refugees and Repatriation Jamahir Anwary over widespread corruption in the ministry, an official said on Wednesday.


    Don’t implore Pakistan for peace, senators ask govt

    KABUL (PAN): A number of senators on Tuesday expressed pessimism about the outcome of the fourth trilateral summit due to be held later in the day in London.


    Illiterate candidates on IEC list: Senators

    KABUL (PAN): A number of upper house members on Sunday claimed that some provincial council candidates on the preliminary list released last week by the Independent Election Commission were illiterate.