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    Wolesi Jirga to debate summons mechanism

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga will discuss on Wednesday a mechanism for summoning the 11 ministers over under-spending developments budgets for the outgoing fiscal year, an official said on Monday.


    No dual nationality for diplomats’ wives

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga -- or lower house of parliament -- on Monday passed a draft law barring Afghan diplomats in foreign countries and their spouses from having dual nationality.


    Some NEPA officials recruited in return for bribes: Zahir

    KABUL (PAN): The National Environmental Protection Authority (NEPA) on Sunday acknowledged it could not deal with the pollution problem in the absence of cooperation from residents and relevant departments.


    Speaker asks president to name picks for key slots

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday asked President Hamid Karzai to introduce his nominees for heads of the Supreme Court and the Attorney General Office to lawmakers for a vote of confidence.


    Lower house rejects proposed budget

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday rejected the draft budget for the new financial year that began on Friday, amid complaints that the approval process was always inordinately delayed, creating hurdles to optimum utilisation of funds. 


    Wolesi Jirga seeks ministry status for IDLG

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga -- or lower house of parliament -- on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly for giving the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) the status of a full-fledged ministry.

    Governance,Security and Crime

    Senate summons FM on Afghans’ execution in Iran

    KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga -- or upper house of parliament -- on Tuesday asked the government to break its silence on the execution of Afghan citizens in neighbouring Iran.


    Kushan-era coins returned to Kabul museum

    KABUL (PAN): The foreign ministry on Monday handed hundreds of Kushan-era coins, brought from London, to the Afghanistan National Museum.


    Karzai urged to look into detained reporter’s case

    KABUL (PAN): A parliamentary panel on Monday asked the government to investigate the case of a detained journalist, Habib Rahman Ibrahimi, as soon as possible.


    Senators want report on war crimes released

    KABUL (PAN): Some senators on Sunday called for President Hamid Karzai to allow the release of a recent report of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on war criminals.