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    Prisoners go on hunger strike

    KABUL (PAN): Several inmates at the Pul-i-Charkhi prison, on the eastern outskirts of Kabul, on Friday said they have been on hunger strike, a claim rejected by the authorities.

    Security and Crime

    ANA officers including women complete training

    KABUL (PAN): A total of 263 Afghan National Army (ANA) officers, including women, completed training courses in central Kabul and southern Kandahar provinces on Thursday, officials said.


    Fahim introduces Cabinet picks to Wolesi Jirga

    KABUL (PAN): First Vice-President Mohammad Qasim Fahim on Wednesday introduced nominees for three Cabinet slots and the spy service chief to the Wolesi Jirga, the lower house of parliament.

    Business & Economics

    The disabled protest in front of parliament

    KABUL (PAN): Scores of disabled people, seeking permission for reconstructing roadside kiosks in the capital, staged a protest in front of the parliament building in Kabul on Tuesday.


    MPs refuse to give Karzai’s Cabinet picks trust vote

    KABUL (PAN): The lower house of parliament on Tuesday rejected nominees for three Cabinet slots and the spy service chief, saying the picks should be introduced to lawmakers for a vote of confidence by the president or one of his deputies.


    Ibrahimi promises end to censorship

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga speaker on Monday announced an end to the censorship of lower house proceedings, convincing a lawmaker into calling off his hunger strike.


    FM asked to brief Senate on Tobias blueprint

    KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga --- upper house of parliament --- on Sunday asked the foreign minister to brief the International Affairs Commission on a British lawmaker’s plan for the division of Afghanistan.


    Senate to draft Sayyaf’s remarks on suicide attacks

    KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga -- upper house of parliament -- on Sunday decided to refer a draft containing Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf’s remarks on suicide attacks to the government for implementation.

    Security and Crime

    Afghan-US row over inmates continues: OSF

    KABUL (PAN): US forces have been keeping in custody 200 Afghan prisoners held over the past six months, despite an agreement in March on the transfer of inmates to Afghan control, the Open Society Foundations (OSF) said on Thursday.


    Wolesi Jirga receives list of Karzai’s nominees

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs has introduced to the Wolesi Jirga for trust vote President Hamid Karzai’s picks for defence, interior and tribal affairs ministers, as well as the spy agency head.