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    MP wants Zakhilwal put on exit control list

    KABUL (PAN): Six Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday spurned as groundless allegations of illegal activities against them and asked the government to put Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal on the exit control list until the charges were investigated.



    Governance

    MPs differ on conditions for poll candidates

    KABUL (PAN): Members of the Wolesi Jirga, during a debate on a draft poll law, on Wednesday differed on conditions for parliamentary and provincial council candidates.



    Governance

    Senate hands minister appreciation letter

    KABUL (PAN): The Senate on Wednesday gave Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal an appreciation letter for exposing the Wolesi Jirga members involved in smuggling and seeking favours from the government.



    Governance

    Samim hits back at finance minister

    KABUL (PAN): Wolesi Jirga member Samiullah Samim on Tuesday suggested a special tribunal be established to investigate Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal’s allegations against him and five other parliamentarians.



    Governance

    Afzali explains reasons for unemployment

    KABUL (PAN): Minster for Work, Social Affairs, Martyrs and the Disabled, Amina Afzali, accusing the international community of paying little heed to Afghanistan's priorities, on Tuesday said unemployment increased due to a lack of cooperation between public and private sectors.



    Governance

    Muslimyar alleges Pak-US deal on Durand Line

    KABUL (PAN): Senate Chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar on Thursday alleged US troops had paved the ground for Pakistani forces to advance 40 kilometres into eastern Afghanistan under "a secret deal".



    Governance

    Kuchi MPs, elders warn of election boycott

    KABUL (PAN): Kuchi lawmakers and elders on Tuesday warned of boycotting next year's presidential and provincial council elections if Afghanistan was divided into several constituencies for the nomadic tribe.



    Governance

    Senate also summons finance minister

    KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga -- or upper house of parliament -- decided on Tuesday to summon Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhelwal to give the names of the lawmakers making illegal demands on the Ministry of Finance.



    Governance

    Senators extend support to Qasim’s family

    KABUL (PAN): Members of the Meshrano Jirga -- or upper house of the parliament -- on Sunday provided cash assistance to relatives of a slain border policeman, asking the government to honour his family.



    Governance

    10 polling zones to be set up for Kuchis

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday decided 10 polling zones would be set up for nomadic Kuchis in the next parliamentary elections, a move that drew criticism from some lawmakers.