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    Governance

    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. 



    Governance

    ERC ready to deal with winter challenges

    KABUL (PAN): Members of the Emergency Response Committee (ERC) on Wednesday informed senators that necessary measures had been taken to assist vulnerable individuals during the winter. 



    Governance

    Senate blames Pakistan for attack on Afghan spy chief

    KABUL (PAN): The senate or upper house of parliament on Sunday strongly condemned the suicide attack on National Directorate of Security (NDS) chief Asadullah Khalid and blamed Pakistan’s Inter- Services Intelligence for the assassination plot.



    Governance

    “Itimad” parliamentary group formed

    KABUL (PAN): A 15-member Wolesi Jirga group, Itimad, was established on Wednesday to support peace process, maintaining social justice and promote equal rights in the country.



    Security and Crime

    Interior minister wants to shape up police force

    KABUL (PAN): The Minister of Interior Gen. Mujtaba Patang on Tuesday accused Afghan police of working for their respective regions and parties, while he was struggling to shape them into a vibrant national force.

    “These policemen were left to me by the former ministers,” he told the genera



    Governance

    Khan rebuts allegations, survives trust vote in Parliament

    KABUL (PAN): Minister of Water and Energy on Monday won the vote of confidence in parliament after he was summoned by lawmakers to answer questions on certain allegations.



    Security and Crime

    Pakistan’s role crucial for Afghan's peace: Senators

    KABUL (PAN): Some Meshrano Jirga (upper house of parliament) senators on Sunday said Pakistan’s role was crucial for the peace process in Afghanistan, while others lawmakers rejected the comments.



    Governance

    MPs threatened for summoning minister Ismael Khan

    KABUL (PAN): Several members of Wolesi Jirga said they were asked by some officials to review the decision to summon Water and Energy Minister Mohammad Ismael Khan next Monday.



    Culture

    Information Ministry trying to sensor media: NAI

    KABUL (PAN): Nai-Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan, a media watchdog, on Thursday slammed the Ministry of Information and Culture’s recent declaration as clear sensor on local media and was against the country’s constitution.



    Governance

    Computerised ID cards issuance to start in January

    KABUL (PAN): The distribution of computerised identity cards to all Afghan citizens, including militants, would begin in January, Minister of Information Technology and Telecommunication Eng. Amirzai Sangin said on Wednesday.