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    Under-spending on uplift funds irks MPs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday said officials of ministries and departments failing to spend less than half of their development budgets allocated during the ongoing fiscal year should be referred to judicial organs.


    Govt’s credibility at stake, warns Ibrahimi

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi on Wednesday said the government would lose its credibility if failed to introduce Cabinet nominees to the lower house for a vote of confidence until tomorrow (Thursday).


    Senate won’t hasten to ratify security deals

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The government has urged the Meshrano Jirga to give the approval of security accords with the US and NATO a priority, but the Senate chairman says they would not hasten to endorse the deals.


    Upper house honours U-19 cricket players

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga or upper house of parliament on Tuesday honoured Under-19 (U-19) cricketers and officials of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) with medals and letter of appreciations.


    Further silence against Pakistan a sin: Muslimyar

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga Chairman Fazl Hadi Muslimyar on Tuesday strongly condemned Sunday’s suicide attack on a volleyball tournament in southeastern Paktika province, alleging such barbaric attacks were the handiwork of Pakistan’s intelligence agency and army.


    Ghani hails deals approval

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday welcomed the approval of security accords with the US and NATO by the lower house of parliament, urging the upper house to follow suit.


    Wolesi Jirga backs security deals with US, NATO

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Sunday approved security accords with the US and NATO by overwhelming majority, but some lawmakers staged a walkout from the lower house in protest against the approval.


    MPs reject govt-proposed change to mining law

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday rejected by a majority vote a government-proposed amendment to an article of the mining law.


    Special Wolesi Jirga session to debate security pacts

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A special Wolesi Jirga session would discuss Afghanistan’s security accords with the United States and NATO tomorrow (Sunday), two weeks after the accords landed in the lower house for ratification.


    AGO to probe PC candidates fraud allegations

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Presidential Palace’s Administrative Affairs Office has directed the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) to investigate fraud allegations raised by losing candidates in the April provincial council elections, a lawmaker said on Thursday.