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    MPs want Cabinet picks named forthwith

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Meshrano Jirga members on Tuesday said delay in introducing new Cabinet picks contributed to growing insecurity in the country, asking the government to pay attention to their call.


    Senate for tribunal to probe election results

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga -- the upper house -- on Sunday called for the creation of a special tribunal to investigate results from the April provincial council polls, seeking prosecution of top election officials.


    MPs endorse anti-child soldier draft law

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament on Saturday approved a draft law barring children from being recruited as soldiers.


    Ibrahimi accused of misusing authority

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some lower house members on Saturday accused the speaker, Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, of misusing his authority and position in granting foreign trips to lawmakers, but the chair dismissed the allegations.


    Wolesi Jirga to president: Prioritise security

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Perturbed by the ongoing wave of violence across the country, lawmakers have urged the president to prioritise improved security, the Wolesi Jirga deputy speaker said on Wednesday.


    MPs want election officials booked

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Accusing election officials of committing widespread irregularities in provincial council polls, some Meshrano Jirga members on Tuesday asked the government to subject the two electoral bodies to a drastic reshuffle.


    Senators ask govt to stem insecurity

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga -- upper house of the parliament -- on Tuesday asked the national unity government to enforce effective measures to stem the ongoing wave of insecurity across the country.  

    Security and Crime

    Newspaper’s chief editor flees country

    KABUL (Pajhwok): No one could be arrested in connection with a blasphemous opinion piece published in a Kabul-based daily because the writer is living abroad and the editor-in-chief has fled the country.

    Security and Crime

    Police threaten to join forces with Taliban



    KABUL (Pajhwok): Dozens of policemen staged a protest demonstration in front of the Parliament on Sunday, demanding the prompt payment of their six-month salaries.


    New plan for mega road project developed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A new technical plan has been developed for the construction of an ambitious ring road after one of contractors was found lacking the required skills and experience, the acting minister of public works informed lawmakers on Sunday.