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    University lecturers to elect chancellors

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga on Monday approved some controversial articles of a draft law on higher education, allowing university lecturers to elect chancellors through elections.


    Wolesi Jirga once again summons Zakhilwal

    KABUL (PAN): A majority of Wolesi Jirga or lower house members on Monday voted to once again summon Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal after he did not appear before the house to explain his allegations against six MPs.


    Only legal demands of students: Obaid

    KABUL (PAN): The higher education minister on Sunday said every legal and academic demand of Kabul University students who had been on hunger strike a month ago would be accepted, accusing some “self-centered” lecturers of disrupting the education environment on the campus.


    Women rally in Kabul against EVAW law

    KABUL (PAN): Hundreds of women on Thursday took to the streets in Kabul to protest the proposed law on Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW), asking parliament to reject it.

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    Gold, fuel prices down in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Gold and fuel prices fell during the outgoing week in Kabul, where the rates of other commodities stayed unchanged, jewllers and retailers said on Thursday.


    MPs call for replacing top security officials

    KABUL (PAN): Parliamentarians and top security officials on Wednesday met behind closed doors on increasing attacks, amid calls for replacing the heads of some security organs.


    Muslimyar seeks more pressure on rebels

    KABUL (PAN): A day after two brazen Taliban attacks in Kabul and Zabul provinces, the Senate chairman on Tuesday asked the government to mount military pressure on the rebels alongside efforts to convince them into peace talks.


    Wolesi Jirga gives go-ahead to draft law on poll panels

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga on Monday approved a draft law on the structure, duties and powers of election panels, with some members saying the legislative measure should have been adopted by a two-thirds majority.


    MPs seek details of Karzai-Kerry discussion

    KABUL (PAN): Meshrano Jirga members on Sunday demanded details of an unusually long and testy telephonic conversation between President Hamid Karzai and US Secretary of State John Kerry should be shared with the legislature and the nation.


    Pro-Karzai leaflets land in Wolesi Jirga

    KABUL (PAN): A youth organisation on Saturday distributed pamphlets to lawmakers as part of its campaign for changes to the Constitution to allow President Karzai to stay in power beyond the end of his second term next year.