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    Governance

    Civil society complains of being sidelined

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some civil society groups on Thursday complained their role in the election process was being undermined, urging the authorities to step up efforts for the early announcement of results.



    Governance,Reconstruction,Interviews

    Election uncertainty hits housing schemes

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) on Wednesday said the presidential election crisis caused the residential buildings construction projects delayed.



    Governance

    2nd VP tape: MPs lash out at Abdullah’s camp

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some lawmakers on Tuesday said credibility of the tape of 2nd Vice-President Karim Khalili, released by presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah’s team, was suspect.



    Governance

    Anger grows among Afghans over audit delays

    KABUL (Pajhwok): People in various parts of the country interviewed by Pajhwok Afghan News on Saturday said the prolonged electoral process amounted to playing with the fate of the nation, urging an early conclusion to the vote audit process.



    Security and Crime

    Hashmat’s assassination widely condemned

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The assassination of President Hamid Karzai’s cousin Hashmat Khalil Karzai in a suicide bomb attack at his home in southern Kandahar province a day earlier has been widely condemned.



    Governance

    Speakers see unity govt as power-grabbing ploy

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Kabul-based political analysts on Saturday expressed cynicism about the concept of a national unity government, believing that some greedy politicians are eying perks and power by entering such a dispensation.



    Governance

    Parliament rises for summer recess tomorrow

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Both houses of parliament will rise for their summer recess tomorrow (Wednesday). The break will last one and a half month.



    Governance

    Senate OKs access to information bill

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The upper house of the parliament (Meshrano Jirga) on Tuesday approved the Access to Information bill without any amendment.



    Governance

    Senators voice concern at escalating violence

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga (upper house) members on Sunday expressed grave concern over growing incidents of violence in the country, calling upon the security forces to do their best to ensure peace.