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    Governance

    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.



    Governance

    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



    Governance

    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.



    Governance

    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.



    Governance

    Protests if UN fails to act against Pakistan: MP

    KABUL (PAN): A lawmaker on Monday warned Kabul residents would launch a series of protests if the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) did not prevent Pakistan from harbouring terrorists.



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    Wolesi Jirga OKs pacts with Australia, Germany

    KABUL (PAN): In addition to recognising the international anti-corruption academy in Austria, the Wolesi Jirga on Monday approved strategic cooperation agreements with Germany and Australia.



    Business & Economics

    Pakistan earns millions from Afghan precious stones

    KABUL (PAN): The smuggling of precious and semi-precious stones from Afghanistan earns Pakistan about $350 million annually, Minister of Mines Wahidullah Shahrani informed lawmakers on Sunday. 



    Governance

    MPs want to be consulted on Pakistan deal

    KABUL (PAN): Some lawmakers on Thursday asked the government to consult the legislature before signing any strategic cooperation agreement with Pakistan, saying such a deal required utmost caution.



    Education

    Protesting students block parliament’s entrance

    KABUL (PAN): Hundreds of students on Saturday staged another protest against naming the Kabul University of Education and Training after former president Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani and blocked the entrance to the parliament building.