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    Governance

    Time wasted on summoning ministers: MPs

    KABUL (PAN): Some lawmakers on Thursday suggested the Wolesi Jirga should divert its attention to other important pending issues including legislating on amendments to elections laws instead of wasting time on the issue of summoned ministers.



    Governance

    Wolesi Jirga to debate bribery charges against MPs

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga (lower house) on Wednesday announced debating on Saturday the allegations that some lawmakers had accepted bribes from summoned ministers to save their skin.



    Governance

    Security key to fair elections: Manawi

    KABUL (PAN): The election commission chief on Tuesday called for elaborate security measures before and during next year's elections, saying eligible individuals would receive new voter cards next month.



    Education

    Wardak to quit if book titles found misspelled

    KABUL (PAN): Education Minister Ghulam Farooq Wardak on Sunday said some neghbouring countries were spreading propaganda against the current curriculum in Afghanistan.



    Governance

    MPs accused of getting bribes from ministers

    KABUL (PAN): Differences among Wolesi Jirga members widened on Saturday when explanations offered by ministers summoned for failing to spend development budgets in 2011 were accepted by a majority of members.



    Governance

    Rahin, Shahrani satisfy MPs on budget spending

    KABUL (PAN): Lower house members on Saturday accepted the explanations offered by ministers of information and mines about under-spending development funds in 2011.



    Governance

    Qanuni warns against delay in elections

    KABUL (PAN): A senior leader of the National Collation of Afghanistan (NCA) on Friday asked President Hamid Karzai to reject proposals aimed at delaying next year’s elections.



    Governance

    Rahin, Shahrani fail to satisfy MPs

    KABUL (PAN): Lower house members on Wednesday said they were not satisfied with explanations offered by ministers of information and mines about under-spending development funds in 2011.



    Governance

    FEFA seeks early approval of election law

    KABUL (PAN): The Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) on Tuesday asked the Wolesi Jirga to act fast on amendments to laws on polls and structure, duties and powers of poll panels.



    Governance

    Ministers claim spending over 50pc of funds

    KABUL (PAN): Four ministers on Monday appeared before the Wolesi Jirga, lower of parliament, insisting they had utilised more than half of development funds allocated to them in the 2011 annual budget.