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    Wolesi Jirga seeks ministry status for IDLG

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga -- or lower house of parliament -- on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly for giving the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) the status of a full-fledged ministry.

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    Senate summons FM on Afghans’ execution in Iran

    KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga -- or upper house of parliament -- on Tuesday asked the government to break its silence on the execution of Afghan citizens in neighbouring Iran.


    Kushan-era coins returned to Kabul museum

    KABUL (PAN): The foreign ministry on Monday handed hundreds of Kushan-era coins, brought from London, to the Afghanistan National Museum.


    Karzai urged to look into detained reporter’s case

    KABUL (PAN): A parliamentary panel on Monday asked the government to investigate the case of a detained journalist, Habib Rahman Ibrahimi, as soon as possible.


    Senators want report on war crimes released

    KABUL (PAN): Some senators on Sunday called for President Hamid Karzai to allow the release of a recent report of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on war criminals.


    Wolesi Jirga approves draft law on NGO accounts

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga -- or the lower house of parliament -- on Saturday approved a draft law requiring government and non-government associations to report their incomes and expenditures to Ministry of Justice at the end of each year.


    Obaid distances himself from last year’s budget

    KABUL (PAN): The minister of higher education on Thursday said he was not responsible for giving parliamentarians clarifications about the utilisation of last year’s development budget.


    Rehabilitation of drug addicts accelerated

    KABUL (PAN): Ministers of public health and counternarcotics on Wednesday told lawmakers they had accelerated the rehabilitation of drug addicts across the country.


    Wolesi Jirga set to debate draft election law

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga, or lower house of parliament, would soon start a debate on the draft election law, Deputy Speaker Mohammad Zahir Qadir announced on Wednesday.


    MPs reject 2011 accounts, summon 11 ministers

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga, or the lower house of parliament, on Wednesday rejected the 2011 annual accounts of several ministries and decided to summon 11 ministers for failing to spend their development budget.