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    Senate set to approve election law

    KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga on Sunday approved another 15 articles of the new election law and decided to ratify the rest at a special session tomorrow, amid calls from the poll panel, political parties and civil society groups for early approval of the amended draft.



    Governance

    Breakup of country won't be allowed: MPs

    KABUL (PAN): Some foreigners were making hectic efforts to divide Afghananistan, a number of parliamentarians alleged on Sunday, saying the Afghans would never allow such sinister conspiracies to succeed.



    Governance

    Senate adopts govt version of council polls

    KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga on Saturday approved another 20 articles of the new election law, but rejected a lower house-amended provision on district and village council elections. Instead the Senate adopted a government version.



    Governance

    Minister raps capacity of road-building firms

    KABUL (PAN): Low capacity of construction firms, interference in awarding contracts and material supply problems have led to improper execution of road projects, the public works minister told parliamentarians on Saturday.



    Governance

    MPs slams team probing Deh Sabz incident

    KABUL (PAN): Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday criticised the composition of a government-appointed team for investigating the Deh Sabz clash between police and protesting residents.



    Security and Crime

    22 rebels killed in Paktia, Wardak

    KABUL (PAN): Twenty-two insurgents were killed during security operations and airstrikes in southeastern Paktia and central Maidan Wardak provinces, officials said on Wednesday.



    Governance

    Senate approves 19 articles of election law

    KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga on Tuesday approved 19 articles of the amended election law, hinting at a special session on Wednesday to pass the remaining portions.



    Governance

    Senators ask govt to strengthen spy networks

    KABUL (PAN): Meshrano Jirga members on Tuesday asked the government to mount military pressure on the armed opposition and strengthen intelligence and detective forces.



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    Draft on president’s pay, privileges approved

    KABUL (PAN): The lower house on Monday approved with slight amendments a draft law regarding the salaries, expenses and privileges of the president.



    Governance

    Taliban must keep promises: Musazai

    KABUL (PAN): The government would hold talks with the Taliban in Qatar if the militants honoured their commitments, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Sunday.