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    Wolesi Jirga once again summons Patang

    KABUL (PAN): Summoning Interior Minister Mujtaba Patang for Monday, lower house members on Wednesday declared they would not visit the ministry for a month in protest against his recent remarks.


    Kabul rules out recognising Durand Line

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan officials on Tuesday alleged cross-border attacks from Pakistan into eastern provinces were aimed at mounting pressure on Kabul to recognise the Durand Line as a permanent international border.


    Patang’s remarks generate heat in Senate

    KABUL (PAN): Some members of the Meshrano Jirga on Tuesday denounced as an insult to the parliament Interior Minister Ghulam Mujtaba Patang’s recent remarks on being repeatedly summoned by lawmakers.  


    MP tenders apology to colleagues

    KABUL (PAN): Abdul Wodood Paiman, a member of the Wolesi Jirga, on Monday apologised for accusing 80 percent of lower house members of accepting briberies from ministers.


    Wolesi Jirga OKs SNTV system

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga on Monday approved two important articles of the proposed election law concerning the Single Non-Transferable Vote (SNTV) system and ballot counts at voting centres.


    Senators see no need for early PC polls

    KABUL (PAN): Some senators on Sunday criticised recent suggestions by Wolesi Jirga members for holding provincial council (PC) election ahead of the presidential vote.


    Wolesi Jirga to evolve peace mechanism

    KABUL (PAN): A majority of Wolesi Jirga (lower house of parliament) members on Saturday agreed to the creation of a commission to evolve a mechanism that could make peace with the armed opposition groups.

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    Security deteriorating in Afghanistan, warns Red Cross

    KABUL (PAN): The International Committee of the Red Cross on Thursday warned security was deteriorating across Afghanistan, urging the warring parties to prevent civilian casualties.


    Provincial polls should precede presidential vote: MPs

    KABUL (PAN): Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday said they would talk to President Karzai and the Independent Election Commission (IEC) over conducting provincial elections ahead of the presidential polls because the service term of two-thirds senators would end in February.


    Senate summons key ministers on border gate issue

    KABUL (PAN): A day after Pakistan announced a dispute over the construction of a security gate along the shared frontier had been resolved, the Meshrano Jirga or upper house of Afghan parliament on Tuesday summoned defence, foreign and interior ministers over the issue.