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    Wolesi Jirga rejects draft domestic policy

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga -- or lower house of parliament -- on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected the draft domestic policy and returned it to the government for a review.


    MPs ask govt to produce draft electoral law for debate

    KABUL (PAN): Legislators on Wednesday asked the government to submit the draft electoral law to the Wolesi Jirga, lower house of parliament, for debate and approval as soon as possible.


    Afghan ulema council must denounce suicide attacks: Senators

    KABUL (PAN): Meshrano Jirga or the Upper House of parliament on Tuesday urged the Afghanistan Ulema Council to declare Jihad against suicide attacks and its supporters.


    US policy on Afghan will not change under new president: Analysts

    KABUL (PAN): Some Afghan political analysts on Monday said the United States policy on Afghanistan would not change even if Republican candidate Mitt Romney emerged as the winner in the forthcoming presidential poll.


    No change in stance on Durand Line: Faizi

    KABUL (PAN): Statements on the legal status of the Durand Land would in no way affect the Afghan people’s decision or the government’s standpoint on the issue, the presidential spokesman said on Wednesday.


    Senators oppose foreigners as ECC members

    KABUL (PAN): Some members of the Meshrano Jirga -- upper house of parliament -- on Sunday voiced their aversion to the inclusion of two foreigners in the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC).


    Wolesi Jirga fails to meet for lack of quorum

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga’s Administrative Board alleged on Saturday postponed the lower house session in violation of the relevant rules, several lawmakers alleged. But other legislators blamed the delay on lack of quorum.


    NDMC report triggers walkout from Wolesi Jirga

    KABUL (PAN): Some members on Wednesday staged a walkout from of the Wolesi Jirga, or lower house of parliament, over a National Disaster Management Commission (NDMC) report on preparations for winter assistance to vulnerable families.


    Senators want peace body makeup reviewed

    KABUL (PAN): Some senators on Tuesday suggested a review of the High Peace Council’s composition, believing the panel had no achievement to its credit since its creation two years back.


    Lawmakers trade land-grab allegations

    KABUL (PAN): Parliamentarians Allah Gul Mujahid and Mujibur Rahman Samkanai traded land-grab allegations after Monday’s session of the Wolesi Jirga, lower house.