KABUL (PAN): Loya Jirga Chairman Prof. Sibghatullah Mujaddedi said on Wednesday Afghanistan needed a strategic cooperation pact with the United States to prevent foreign meddling, especially by Pakistan.
KABUL (PAN): As part of the proposed strategic cooperation deal, Afghanistan and the US had agreed on issues concerning the country's economy and good governance, a presidential advisor told the Wolesi Jirga on Monday.
KABUL (PAN): Meshrano Jirga, or upper house of parliament, members on Sunday said that participants of the traditional Loya Jirga should have been provided with enough information on the proposed strategic agreement with the US ahead of holding the grand assembly.
KABUL (PAN): The number of Wolesi Jirga members, intending to take part in this month's Loya Jirga, has reached 171, but still others MPs stand firm on their previous decision of staying away from the event.
KABUL (PAN): As many as 152 lawmakers have filled out forms for participation in the mid-November consultative Loya Jirga on the proposed US-Afghanistan strategic partnership agreement, but others say attending the event is a violation of a Wolesi Jirga decision.