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    MPs slam govt failure to resolve vote crisis

     KABUL (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga members on Sunday welcomed the breakthrough in the deadlocked presidential election process, saying agreement between the two hopefuls brought to an end fears about a deepening political turmoil.


    Senators rap world’s silence on Gaza raids

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan senators, denouncing deadly Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, on Sunday expressed solidarity with Palestinians by observing two minutes of silence.


    Draft law on privileges for lawmakers approved

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday approved a draft law, allowing lower house members to draw 25 percent of their salaries, keep two guards and enjoy certain other privileges even after completing their tenure. 


    Senate opposes privatisation of silos


    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga -- or upper house of parliament -- on Tuesday rejected the government’s proposal to convert Soviet-era granaries (silos) into a corporation.


    Senate rejects dissolution of anti-graft body

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga on Sunday rejected the lower house’s decision seeking dissolution of the High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption (HOOAC), a government panel tasked with unearthing graft.


    Foreigners could not help end crisis: MPs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday said foreigners could not resolve the political crisis and they should not be allowed to meddle in the country’s electoral process.


    Pakistani attacks aim to strengthen Taliban: Nabil

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The acting spymaster on Wednesday told lawmakers that Pakistan had launched attacks into Afghanistan in order to win a place for the Taliban in the next government.

    Governance,Security and Crime

    Security switch was premature, Daudzai tells MPs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Interior Minister Mohammad Omar Daudzai on Wednesday criticised the transfer of security responsibility from foreign forces to Afghan security forces as premature.


    Wolesi Jirga approves access to information law

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament on Monday approved with some amendments the law on access to information by a majority vote.


    Loya Paktia youth condemn fraud claims

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The youth from Loya Paktia --- a region comprising southeastern Paktia, Khost and Paktika provinces --- on Thursday rejected claims that the June 14 presidential runoff vote had been rigged in the three provinces.