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    MPs propose naming Kabul Airport after Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Calling outgoing President Hamid Karzai as a national leader, the Meshrano Jirga on Sunday proposed the incoming government to name the Kabul International Airport after him.



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    No problem in paying staff salaries: MoF

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Finance (MoF) faced no problem in giving monthly salaries to its employees because its revenue considerably increased last month, the Meshrano Jirga was informed on Sunday.



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    ISIS fighters spotted in Ghazni, claim MPs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Accusing security organs of negligence, lower house members from southern Ghazni province on Saturday claimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) fighters had launched terror activities in the province.



    Security and Crime

    Unexploded ordnance claims 100 lives each month

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Mine Action Coordination Centre of Afghanistan (MACCA) on Thursday said about 100 people suffered casualties each month in explosions caused by unexploded ordnance (UXO), with more than 4,000 areas still littered with such devices.



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    MPs want IEC officials tried over disputed polls

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some lower house members on Wednesday said Independent Election Commission (IEC) officials should be tried for failing to conduct the elections in a proper way.



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    Provincial polls: Decision on complaints soon

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Complaints about the provincial council elections held in early April would be addressed soon, the electoral watchdog said on Monday -- a day after the presidential vote result was unveiled.



    Governance

    Senators optimistic about unity govt pact

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of lawmakers on Sunday voiced optimism that the agreement between the feuding presidential runners would help address the challenges facing Afghanistan.



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    MP, minister trade barbs in assembly

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Outspoken parliamentarian Ramazan Bashardost and Defence Minister Bismillah Mohammadi on Wednesday dubbed each other a killer and an enemy’s agent.



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    8,000 people killed this year, Senate told

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Security bosses on Tuesday told the Senate that insecurity had increased this solar year due to the lingering political crisis, but Afghan forces had been able to prevent insurgents from reaching their targets.



    Governance

    MPs blast Punjabi Taliban’s announcement

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Monday said the Punjabi Taliban’s announcement to shift their fighting to Afghanistan substantiated Pakistan’s interfering in Afghan affairs.