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    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.


    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.


    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). 


    Parliamentarians call for delay in elections

    KABUL (PAN): The date for presidential and provincial council polls has been set in accordance with the constitution and overall situation in the country, the Afghanistan Independent Election Commi


    Senate says no to panel proposed by Wolesi Jirga

    KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga -- or upper house of parliament -- on Sunday rejected a proposed panel that would introduce members of election commissions’ to the president.

    Accidents & Disasters

    Afghan Sikhs protest over cremation

    KABUL (PAN): Members of the minority Sikh community rallied against residents of the Qalacha neighbourhood of Kabul for opposing the cremation of their relatives’ bodies.


    MPs launch signature campaign to summon Khan

    KABUL (PAN): Some members of the Wolesi Jirga on Thursday said up to 40 lawmakers have so far signed a request for summoning Water and Energy Minister Ismail Khan to parliament to answer their queries.


    Lack of quorum hinders decision on draft supplementary budget

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga -- or the lower house of parliament -- on Wednesday failed to approve the 2012 draft supplementary budget due to a lack of quorum.


    Wolesi Jirga summons ministers, DAB governor

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday decided to summon ministers of finance and economy to brief lawmakers on the afghani’s free fall against major currencies in recent months.

    Security and Crime

    Minister orders ALP commander’s arrest

    KABUL (PAN): Arrest warrants have been issued for an Uruzgan-based local police commander, blamed for killing scores of civilians and involvement in rape and robbery cases, the interior minister announced on Tuesday.