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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.


    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


    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.


    MPs clash over summoning ministers

     KABUL (PAN): Two Wolesi Jirga members on Monday nearly came to blows on the issue of summoning a dozen ministers who spent less than half of their development funds in 2011.

    Security and Crime

    Elders warn of pulling out kin from police, ANA

     KABUL (PAN): Tribal elders from various provinces on Sunday warned the government of withdrawing their relatives from the ranks of Afghan security forces if two former officials, including one charged with triple murder, were not tried publicly.

    Security and Crime

    Shujayee to be held in a week: Patang

    KABUL (PAN): Interior Minister Mujtaba Patang on Saturday promised the alleged serial killer, Hakim Shujayee, would be detained during the current week.


    70 MPs sign papers to summon ministers

    KABUL (PAN): Seventy members of the Wolesi Jirga have signed papers for summoning nearly a dozen ministers for under-spending development funds for 2011, a parliamentarian said on Saturday.


    Rassoul cautions Doha on Taliban bureau

    KABUL (PAN): Foreign Affairs Minister Zalmai Rassoul on Wednesday said the proposed Taliban liaison office in Qatar would not be accepted until the rebels arrived at the negotiation table with the Afghan government.