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    Governance

    Wolesi Jirga reserves decision on summoning Rahin

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga -- the lower house of parliament -- on Wednesday reversed its decision on summoning the information and culture minister after a number of lawmakers calling for his appearance retracted their demand.



    Governance

    MPs oppose naming Balkh road after Iranians

    KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga --- upper house of parliament --- on Tuesday decided against naming a road in northern Balkh province after slain Iranian diplomats, asking the information minister to brief MPs on the subject.



    Governance

    Senate to summon new security officials

    KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga, or upper house of parliament, would summon newly approved top security officials to explain their plans for controlling the current situation, lawmakers said on Tuesday.



    Security and Crime

    Ibrahimi acknowledges his decision was wrong

    KABUL (PAN): Wolesi Jirga Speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi on Monday acknowledged that the decision against allowing lawmakers to ask questions of President Hamid Karzai’s Cabinet picks was against the house rules.



    Governance

    MPs set to give Rahin a tough time

    KABUL (PAN): Minister of Information and Culture Syed Makhdoom Rahin was summoned by the Wolesi Jirga -- lower house of parliament -- to appear before the house, officials said on Monday.



    Governance

    Senators rally against profane movie, slam US govt

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan lawmakers on Sunday protested in Kabul against a blasphemous movie released in the US, seeking deterrent punishment for the filmmaker and producer.



    Culture

    Cut ties to US, protestors ask Muslim states

    KABUL (PAN): Hundreds of Kabul University students on Sunday condemned a blasphemous film and sought harsh punishment for the producer.



    Governance

    Afghans including MPs slam blasphemous movie

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday strongly condemned a blasphemous film insulting Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), with lawmakers urging the people to refrain from violent protests.



    Governance

    Ministers-designate brief MPs on plans

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai’s nominees for three Cabinet slots and the spy service chief on Saturday presented their plans and strategies to the Wolesi Jirga, the lower house of parliament.



    Governance

    Two Cabinet picks voted in, one rejected

    KABUL (PAN): The lower house of parliament on Saturday gave a vote of confidence to President Hamid Karzai’s picks for ministers of defence and interior, as well as spy chief.