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    Governance

    Senators concerned at growing insecurity

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Senate on Tuesday voiced its grave concern at the deteriorating security situation across the country, particularly in the eastern zone.



    Governance

    Senators for 2nd round of polls on schedule

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Calling for a second round of presidential elections on schedule, Meshrano Jirga members on Sunday urged the people to widely participate in an imminent runoff between two top-voted candidates.



    Governance

    Today’s crises legacy of 1978 coup: MPs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Meshrano Jirga members on Sunday said problems and challenges Afghanistan was facing today stemmed from the coup against President Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan by the communist People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) on April 27, 1978.



    Governance,Accidents & Disasters

    Floods: MPs ask govt to declare national mourning

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday asked the government to declare a day of national mourning after devastating floods killed 107 people and left thousands homeless in north and northwestern Afghanistan.



    Security and Crime

    Hospital guard guns down 3 US medics in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A police guard shot dead three Americans, including a doctor, before he was shot injured by an Afghan colleague at a US charity-run children’s hospital west of Kabul City on Thursday, officials said.



    Governance

    MPs want final results in stipulated time

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday asked the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to announce the final results from the April 5 elections in the stipulated time.



    Governance

    Wolesi Jirga mulls final word on Dilawari’s fate

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday agreed to firm up a new date for summoning again Da Afghanistan Bank governor Noorullah Dilawari and deciding his fate after he failed to appear before the assembly twice.



    Governance

    Senators underline preparations for runoff

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some members of Meshrano Jirga or the upper house of parliament on Tuesday asked electoral bodies to separate genuine votes from the bogus ballot and get prepared for the runoff.



    Governance

    MPs wants fake and valid votes separated

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga --- lower house of parliament --- members on Monday asked the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to withhold preliminary results until fraudulent votes were separated from original ones.



    Education

    Entry test complaints being probed: Obaid

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Higher Education Minister Obaidullah Obaid on Sunday said an investigation into objections raised against irregularities during the university entrance test last fall had been opened.