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    Governance

    Lower house prorogued amid uproar

    KABUL (PAN): An important session of the Wolesi Jirga was adjourned amid uproar on Monday when four of the 11 cabinet ministers refused to appear before the lower house over their failure to spend a major portion of their developments funds.



    Governance

    Ministers ignore Wolesi Jirga summons

    KABUL (PAN): Four of the 11 ministers, summoned by their lower house over under-spending their development funds, failed to



    Governance

    Bring evidence or apologise to VP, MP asked

    KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga chairman on Sunday asked a lawmaker to tender an apology to 2nd Vice-President Karim Khalili or bring evidence of his involvement in grabbing government land.



    Governance

    MPs blamed for trying to influence appointments

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): The Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Services Commission chief on Sunday blamed parliamentarians for trying to influence high-level appointments.



    Governance

    No clue to absconding Baghlan officials, Senate told

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Defence has no authority under the law to put hand on two former officials, including one charged with triple murder, while the spy service lacks information on the fleeing pair's whereabouts, the Meshrano Jirga was informed on Saturday.



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    MPs to president: Resist US pressure tactics

    KABUL (PAN): Some lawmakers on Wednesday lashed out at the White House for hinting on Tuesday at a complete troop pullout from Afghanistan after the 2014 exit of foreign forces.



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    MP scorns pay raise call for high officials

    KABUL (PAN): The government has sent a proposal to the Wolesi Jirga, national assembly, recommending a huge pay raise for high-ranking officials at a time when the national treasury had nothing to give families of martyrs and the disabled, an outspoken parliamentarian said on Wednesday.



    Governance

    Ministers to appear before Wolesi Jirga

    KABUL (PAN): Wolesi Jirga (lower house) members were finally able on Wednesday to settle their differences over summoning nearly a dozen ministers who failed to effectively utilise their last fisca



    Governance

    Senate backs member against president, VPs

    KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga on Tuesday threw its weight behind a lawmaker who recently accused relatives of President Hamid Karzai and his two deputies of being involved in land-grab cases.



    Security and Crime

    Vehicles, guns vanish from Nuristan police HQ

    KABUL (PAN): A fact-finding mission on Tuesday informed the Meshrano Jirga (upper house) that 66 police pick-ups and 2,700 weapons had disappeared from the police headquarters in eastern Nuristan province over the past few years.