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    Governance

    Detainee torture persists in Kandahar jails: MP

    KABUL (PAN): A parliamentary delegation on Sunday said detainees continued to be tortured and mistreated in southern Kandahar province, widening the gap between locals and the government.



    Governance

    Wolesi Jirga receives draft law on census

    KABUL (PAN): Justice Minister Habibullah Ghalib on Saturday presented the Wolesi Jirga -- lower house of parliament -- a draft law on population census aimed at preventing the issuance of forged computerised ID cards.



    Governance

    MPs split on abolishing IARCSC

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga -- lower house of parliament -- debate on on the fate of the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Services Commission (IARCSC) ended on an inconclusive note on Saturday.



    Governance

    MPs doubt forces' ability to control Bagram jail

    KABUL (PAN): Some lawmakers, hailing the full handover of Bagram jail a positive move towards recognition of the country's sovereignty, on Wednesday expressed their doubts about the ability of Afghan forces to secure the notorious prison.



    Governance

    Quorum problem hits Wolesi Jirga business

    KABUL (PAN): The quorum problem on Wednesday prevented the Wolesi Jirga -- or lower house of the parliament -- from dealing with a heavy agenda, including important bills and agreements.



    Governance

    Quorum problem hits Wolesi Jirga proceedings

     KABUL (PAN): The quorum problem on Wednesday prevented the Wolesi Jirga -- or lower house of the parliament -- from dealing with a heavy agenda, including important bills and agreements.



    Governance

    Senators stress caution in ID cards issuance

     KABUL (PAN): Senators on Tuesday differed over the mention of tribes in new computerised identity cards and insisted on maximum caution to prevent their issuance to foreigners.



    Governance

    House panel heads debating draft poll law

    KABUL (PAN): Members of the Wolesi Jirga -- lower house of parliament -- on Monday started a debate on a draft electoral that would be placed before a general session two weeks later.



    Governance

    7 ministers to appear before MPs next week

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga has asked seven ministers to appear before it next Monday and Wednesday, an official said on Monday.



    Security and Crime

    MPs want all security firms dissolved

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga's Commission on Internal Security on Saturday insisted President Hamid Karzai's decree dissolving all private security firms had not been fully implemented, an assertion rejected by the Ministry of Interior (MoI).