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    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.


    HIA willing to contest elections: Rabbani

    KABUL (PAN): The Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) -- the second largest militant group behind Taliban -- has indicated its readiness to participate in 2014 presidential and provincial council elections, the government’s chief peace negotiator said on Monday.


    Wolesi Jirga also rebuffs mujahideen’s council idea

    KABUL (PAN): Members of the Wolesi Jirga -- lower house of parliament -- on Saturday denounced Minister of Energy and Water Mohammad Ismail Khan’s plan to set up a council of mujahideen as a dodgy nostrum.


    US envoys’ remarks on Durand Line slammed as meddling

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghan Unity Commission on Thursday condemned recent remarks by US diplomats regarding the Durand Line and said Kabul would never recognise the line as an international border.

    Security and Crime

    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.