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    Governance

    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.



    Governance

    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.



    Governance

    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.



    Governance

    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.



    Governance

    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.



    Governance

    MPs want frontrunners security ensured

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday denounced the assassination attempt on presidential runner Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, tasking its commission on interior security to investigate the suicide and bomb attack alongside security forces.



    Governance

    MPs fail to approve anti-money laundering law

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of the parliament on Saturday failed to deliver a decision on the much-delayed anti-money laundering law due to incomplete quorum.



    Governance

    Ghani to consult ulema on govt’s affairs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential runner Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Thursday said he would consult religious scholars about government’s affairs and his government would be based on the concepts of Afghaniyat (Afghan-hood) and Islamiyat (Muslim-hood) if he won the June 14 presidential election runoff.



    Governance

    Wolesi Jirga OKs anti-terrorist financing law

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday approved a draft law on terrorist financing authorising the National Security Council (NSC) to place curbs on individuals accused of funding terrorists.