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    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.


    MPs want Karzai to share info on CIA payments

    KABUL (PAN): Following in the footsteps of senators, Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday asked President Hamid Karzai to brief them on cash receipt from the Central Investigation Agency (CIA).


    Showdown looms between legislators, minister

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday decided to summon Interior Minister Mujtaba Patang yet again, paving the grounding for a new political showdown.


    Govt. has failed to control joblessness: Senate

    KABUL (PAN): Members of the upper house of the parliament on Tuesday accused the government of failing to mitigate the unemployment situation in the country.


    Senators seek explanation on CIA payments

    KABUL (PAN): Some senators on Tuesday asked President Hamid Karzai to take the parliament and the nation into confidence on the “ghost money” the CIA allegedly handed out to his office over the past decade.