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    Govt. has failed to control joblessness: Senate

    KABUL (PAN): Members of the upper house of the parliament on Tuesday accused the government of failing to mitigate the unemployment situation in the country.



    Governance

    Senators seek explanation on CIA payments

    KABUL (PAN): Some senators on Tuesday asked President Hamid Karzai to take the parliament and the nation into confidence on the “ghost money” the CIA allegedly handed out to his office over the past decade.



    Governance

    IEC authorised to announce final poll results

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga on Monday authorised the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to announce final poll results, recommending the creation of a polling centre in each province of the country’s 35 provinces.



    Governance

    Special events urged to mark Mujahideen Victory Day

    KABUL (PAN): Some lower house members, condemning the 1978 communist coup, on Saturday called for the government to make special arrangements for celebrating the Mujahideen’s Victory Day in a befitting manner.



    Governance

    Some MPs visit MoI, violate house decision

    KABUL (PAN): Some members of the Wolesi Jirga -- or lower house of parliament -- were on Saturday accused of violating the assembly’s decision that lawmakers would not visit the Ministry of Interior (MoI) for a month.



    Governance

    MPs want ECC to probe poll complaints

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday rejected an article of the proposed election law suggesting a panel of judges to investigate poll fraud claims. Lawmakers insisted such authority rested with the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC).



    Governance

    Wolesi Jirga once again summons Patang

    KABUL (PAN): Summoning Interior Minister Mujtaba Patang for Monday, lower house members on Wednesday declared they would not visit the ministry for a month in protest against his recent remarks.



    Governance

    Kabul rules out recognising Durand Line

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan officials on Tuesday alleged cross-border attacks from Pakistan into eastern provinces were aimed at mounting pressure on Kabul to recognise the Durand Line as a permanent international border.



    Governance

    Patang’s remarks generate heat in Senate

    KABUL (PAN): Some members of the Meshrano Jirga on Tuesday denounced as an insult to the parliament Interior Minister Ghulam Mujtaba Patang’s recent remarks on being repeatedly summoned by lawmakers.  



    Governance

    MP tenders apology to colleagues

    KABUL (PAN): Abdul Wodood Paiman, a member of the Wolesi Jirga, on Monday apologised for accusing 80 percent of lower house members of accepting briberies from ministers.