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    Senate hands minister appreciation letter

    KABUL (PAN): The Senate on Wednesday gave Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal an appreciation letter for exposing the Wolesi Jirga members involved in smuggling and seeking favours from the government.


    Samim hits back at finance minister

    KABUL (PAN): Wolesi Jirga member Samiullah Samim on Tuesday suggested a special tribunal be established to investigate Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal’s allegations against him and five other parliamentarians.


    Afzali explains reasons for unemployment

    KABUL (PAN): Minster for Work, Social Affairs, Martyrs and the Disabled, Amina Afzali, accusing the international community of paying little heed to Afghanistan's priorities, on Tuesday said unemployment increased due to a lack of cooperation between public and private sectors.


    Muslimyar alleges Pak-US deal on Durand Line

    KABUL (PAN): Senate Chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar on Thursday alleged US troops had paved the ground for Pakistani forces to advance 40 kilometres into eastern Afghanistan under "a secret deal".


    Kuchi MPs, elders warn of election boycott

    KABUL (PAN): Kuchi lawmakers and elders on Tuesday warned of boycotting next year's presidential and provincial council elections if Afghanistan was divided into several constituencies for the nomadic tribe.


    Senate also summons finance minister

    KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga -- or upper house of parliament -- decided on Tuesday to summon Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhelwal to give the names of the lawmakers making illegal demands on the Ministry of Finance.


    Senators extend support to Qasim’s family

    KABUL (PAN): Members of the Meshrano Jirga -- or upper house of the parliament -- on Sunday provided cash assistance to relatives of a slain border policeman, asking the government to honour his family.


    10 polling zones to be set up for Kuchis

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday decided 10 polling zones would be set up for nomadic Kuchis in the next parliamentary elections, a move that drew criticism from some lawmakers.


    'Goshta residents given Pakistan ID cards'

    KABUL (PAN): Some members of the Wolesi Jirga on Saturday alleged Pakistan had issued identity cards to a number of residents of the Goshta border town in eastern Nangarhar province, a claim reject

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    Protestors seek tit-for-tat response to Pakistan

    KABUL (PAN): Hundreds of Kabul residents on Friday took to the streets against Pakistan forces’ attack on an Afghan border post, asking the Karzai administration to adopt a clearl-defined policy toward the neighbouring country.