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    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.



    Governance

    Dalil accused of graft, misuse of authority

    KABUL (PAN): Senate Complaints Commission head Dr. Zalmai Zabuli on Wednesday said the panel had received many complaints accusing the public health minister of her involvement in administrative corruption, a charge the minister dismisses.



    Governance

    Law on electoral bodies’ composition approved

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga --- lower house of parliament --- on Monday approved a bill into law restricting President Karzai from  unilaterally appointing election commissioners.