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    Governance

    FEFA welcomes electoral law approval

    KABUL (PAN): The Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) on Thursday welcomed the approval of an amended electoral law by the Wolesi Jirga, but expressed its reservations over some changes brought to the law.



    Governance

    Wolesi Jirga passes electoral law

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga, or lower house of Parliament, on Wednesday adopted the amended  electoral law with some further amendments after a long-lasting debate.



    Governance

    Senators turn down Kubis request with resentment

    KABUL (PAN): Lawmakers on Tuesday poured scorn on Jan Kubis, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and UNAMA head, for calling on Afghan authorities to step up their efforts at fully implementing the law on elimination of violence against women.



    Health

    Senate briefed on treatment of drug addicts

    KABUL (PAN): Despite fund shortage, treatment of drug addicts would be increased from the current six percent to 48 percent over next four years, an official told the upper house on Tuesday.



    Governance

    Senate briefed on treatment of drug addicts

    KABUL (PAN): Despite fund shortage, treatment of drug addicts would be increased from the current six percent to 48 percent over next four years, an official told the upper house on Tuesday.



    Education

    Kabul university students protest against teachers

    KABUL (PAN): More than a hundred male and female students of Kabul University on Monday started hunger strike in protest against what they alleged their faculty head and a teacher discriminated against some fellows.



    Governance

    Senators condemn HIA-claimed suicide blast

    KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga or upper house of parliament on Sunday condemned Thursday’s suicide attack in Kabul and asked the government to take elaborate security measures to prevent such attacks in future.



    Governance

    Materials for new voter cards sent to 9 provinces

    KABUL (PAN): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday dispatched essential materials to nine northern provinces for the distribution of new voter cards ahead of the April 2014 presidential and provincial elections, an official said.



    Governance

    MP wants Zakhilwal put on exit control list

    KABUL (PAN): Six Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday spurned as groundless allegations of illegal activities against them and asked the government to put Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal on the exit control list until the charges were investigated.



    Governance

    MPs differ on conditions for poll candidates

    KABUL (PAN): Members of the Wolesi Jirga, during a debate on a draft poll law, on Wednesday differed on conditions for parliamentary and provincial council candidates.