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    MPs grill Dalil over low quality drugs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament on Saturday summoned Health Minister Suraya Dalil to grill her about low quality drugs at medical stores and nonprofessional health workers serving in various hospitals.



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    Wolesi Jirga approves value-added tax law

    KABUL (Pajhwok): By a majority vote, the Wolesi Jirga or the lower house of parliament on Wednesday approved a law on value-added tax aimed at increasing the government’s revenues in the face of reducing foreign aid.



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    MPs ask govt to find Mutasim’s whereabouts

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of senators on Tuesday asked the government to intensify efforts at knowing the fate of a veteran Taliban leader Agha Jan Mutasim, who has been missing in the UAE.



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    New Kabul Bank’s losses continue unabated

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The central bank has been paying tens of thousands of dollars each month over the past three years to cover the losses of the New Kabul Bank, a lawmaker said on Monday.



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    Karzai orders independent entry test body

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai has directed the Ministry of Higher Education to devise a comprehensive plan for the creation of an independent committee to conduct university entrance tests, his office said on Tuesday.



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    Senators call for transparent vote count

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Hailing Saturday’s presidential and provincial polls as a success, the Meshrano Jirga on Tuesday asked the electoral institutions to announce the outcome based on genuine votes.



    Governance

    Zakaria makes it to Wolesi Jirga

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) has introduced Eng. Zakaria to the Wolesi Jirga to fill a seat vacated by Mohammad Younus Qanuni after his appointment as first vice-president.



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    MPs to grill IEC bosses on ballot paper issue

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Monday decided to summon Independent Election Commission (IEC) officials over a shortage of ballot papers in several provinces during Saturday’s presidential and provincial council polls.



    Governance

    Ahmadzai alleges fraud in some areas

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghans exercised their voting right under difficult circumstances, including the threat of insurgent attacks and drizzly weather, but fraud was committed in some areas, one front-line presidential runner said on Saturday.



    Governance

    200 complaints registered so far: IECC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): As voting in the historic democratic elections continued, the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) said on Saturday it had formally received 200 complaints so far.