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    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.



    Business & Economics

    Proposed budget presented to Wolesi Jirga

    KABUL (PAN): Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal presented the draft budget for the next fiscal year to the Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday, a day after the proposed accounts were approved by the upper house.



    Governance

    Senate approves draft budget for next year

    KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga -- or upper house of parliament -- on Tuesday approved the draft budget for the next financial year, beginning on December 21. The draft budget was presented to the Senate on Nov. 6.



    Governance

    16 ministries underspend development budgets

    KABUL (PAN): Sixteen ministries and 17 government departments failed to spend half of their developmental budgets during the outgoing financial year, the Wolesi Jirga Finance and Budget Commission said on Monday.



    Governance

    Foreigners fanning sectarianism in Afghanistan: MPs

    KABUL (PAN): A number of Wolesi Jirga, or lower house, members on Monday claimed that some foreigners -- in a bid to achieve their goals in Afghanistan -- were fanning sectarian differences among the Afghans.



    Governance

    Govt presents draft development budget to Senate

    KABUL (PAN): Water dams, a ring road in Kabul, reforestation and reconstruction of the Salang route are among next year’s major projects, members of Meshrano Jirga -- upper house of parliament -- were informed on Sunday.



    Governance

    Balochs want govt to resolve their problems

    KABUL (PAN): The Baloch tribe on Thursday urged the Karzai administration to give them representation in different government departments and enable them to resolve their problems.



    Business & Economics

    Ministers blame currency fall on speculation

    KABUL (PAN): The government’s senior economic managers on Wednesday rejected as unfounded concerns about the afghani’s depreciation after 2014 when foreign combat troops are scheduled to leave the country.



    Governance

    MPs condemn Israeli attacks on Palestinians

    KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga has strongly condemned Israeli attacks on Palestine territory and decided to send a letter to the United Nation (UN) to stop the aggression, an official said on Tuesday.



    Governance

    Senate rejects inclusion of foreigners in ECC

    KABUL (PAN):  The Meshrano Jirga -- or upper house of parliament -- on Tuesday rejected the inclusion of two foreign experts in the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC).