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    MPs decry Imran Khan's "jihad" comments

    KABUL (PAN): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Monday denounced recent remarks of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf leader Imran Khan as irresponsible and interference in Afghanistan’s internal affairs.


    Opposition alliance renews call for federalism

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan National Front (ANF), the main opposition alliance, on Thursday renewed its demand for a decentralised government to resolve the problems facing the country.


    Senators endorse ARCS idea of the elderly home

    KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga, or upper house of parliament, on Tuesday endorsed an Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) proposal for the creation of a home for the elderly, but suggested the care centre should have some other name. 


    UN, Afghan MPs differ with ICG assessment

    KABUL (PAN): The United Nations and Afghan lawmakers on Tuesday discounted a warning from the International Crisis Group (ICG) that the government in Kabul could collapse after the 2014 withdrawal of foreign troops.


    Jirga Secretariat head accused of anomalies

    KABUL (PAN): A parliamentary commission on Monday accused the Wolesi Jirga Secretariat head, Khudai Nazar Nasrat, of involvement in corruption. However, the official spurned the allegation as baseless.


    Draft law on AGO composition sparks walkout

    KABUL (PAN): A split among members on proposed legislation about the composition and powers of the Attorney General Office (AGO) triggered a walkout from the Wolesi Jirga, or lower house of parliament, on Monday.


    Iran could execute 1,200 Afghans, warns MP

    KABUL (PAN): A member of the Meshrano Jirga on Sunday warned Iranian authorities could execute 1,200 Afghan prisoners and asked the Afghan government and the international community to help the dea


    MPs meet behind closed doors on Pak raids

    KABUL (PAN): Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday met high-ranking security officials behind closed doors to discuss cross-border incursions by Pakistan into eastern Afghanistan.

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    Some prisoners trying to plot attacks, MPs told

    KABUL (PAN): Inmates of some prisons in Afghanistan are trying to plot suicide attacks in different parts of the country, a top official informed the Meshrano Jirga on Wednesday.


    Senate spurns ARCS proposal as un-Islamic

    KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga, or upper house of parliament, on Tuesday opposed an Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) proposal about a home for the elderly and said the idea was in conflict with Afghan traditions and Islamic principles.