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    Loya Paktia youth condemn fraud claims

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The youth from Loya Paktia --- a region comprising southeastern Paktia, Khost and Paktika provinces --- on Thursday rejected claims that the June 14 presidential runoff vote had been rigged in the three provinces.



    Security and Crime

    Would-be suicide bombers held in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Three would-be suicide attackers and five of their associates have been detained by National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives in Kabul, the spy service said on Thursday.



    Governance

    WJ to grill security bosses on Helmand unrest

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga (WJ) on Wednesday summoned top security bosses to brief lawmakers next week on the ongoing wave of violence across the country, particularly in southern Helmand province.



    Governance

    Apologise to people, lawmakers ask Abdullah

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga (lower house) members on Wednesday asked presidential runners Dr. Abdullah Abdullah to apologise to the people he dubbed as lambs.



    Governance

    DAB urges signing of anti-money laundering law

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The central bank on Tuesday urged President Hamid Karzai to sign the draft anti-money laundering law as soon as possible to prevent Afghanistan’s banks from being blacklisted. 



    Governance

    UN intervention in poll process beneficial: MPs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga on Sunday welcomed the delay in announcing partial results from the June 14 presidential runoff election and endorsed presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah’s suggestion that the UN should intervene into the election process.



    Governance

    Senators want Facebook blocked until results

    KABUL (Pajhwok): As the political stalemate persists, the Meshrano Jirga on Sunday asked the government to block Facebook until the fate of the June 14 runoff presidential election became known.



    Governance

    MPs cautioned against rabble-rousing on polls

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday cautioned against provocative statements, asking the electoral panels to throw out bogus votes. 



    Governance

    Wolesi Jirga adds new provision to election law

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday voted to add a new provision to the election law, introducing bachelor's degree requirement for aspirant lawmakers or they should have served at least once in Parliament.



    Governance

    MPs from east warn of civil disobedience

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga members from eastern provinces on Thursday warned of launching a civil disobedience movement if presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah’s demands were not endorsed.