KABUL (PAN): Security and intelligence officials on Monday insisted inmates in Afghan detention centres were being treated in compliance with domestic and international laws, claiming that jail saff members were trained on prison rights.
KABUL (PAN): A senior Afghan prison official on Monday rejected as untrue a United Nations report suggesting police and intelligence men continue to torture and abuse prisoners held in Afghan-run detention facilities.
KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga -- or lower house of parliament -- on Sunday passed the draft budget for 2013, but not before twice rejecting the accounts for what lawmakers called uneven fund distribution to provinces.
KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga -- or lower house of parliament -- on Wednesday again rejected with a majority vote the draft budget for 2013, with lawmakers hitting out at the government for uneven fund distribution to provinces and allocating a small sum for job-generating projects.
KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga on Monday approved with a majority vote two draft laws that were rejected by President Hamid Karzai. The proposed measures concern the composition of judicial organs and families of martyrs and people with disabilities.
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.