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    Governance

    Karzai urged not to risk row with parliament

    KABUL (PAN): Some lawmakers on Monday advised President Karzai not to risk a destabilising row with the legislature by reappointing sacked ministers and officials, insisting they wanted new faces.



    Security and Crime

    Kunduz massacre a conspiracy against Pashtuns: MPs

    KABUL (PAN): Wolesi Jirga members on Monday decided to investigate Sunday’s massacre of civilians in northern Kunduz province, with some MPs calling the incident a conspiracy against Pashtun tribe.



    Governance

    Senators warn govt on graft, growing unrest

    KABUL (PAN): A number of Meshrano Jirga, upper house, members on Sunday asked the Karzai-led administration to intensify efforts at stemming widespread government corruption and escalating insurgency-related violence.



    Governance

    ANF opposes changes to electoral body

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan National Front (ANF), opposing changes to the Independent Election Commission (IEC)’s composition, on Saturday accused the Karzai-led government of trying to establish a joint front with armed insurgents.



    Governance

    NDS chief fired, more key replacements likely

    KABUL (PAN): National Directorate of Security (NDS) chief Rahmatullah Nabil on Wednesday confirmed to Wolesi Jirga members that he has been fired by the president, lawmakers said.



    Governance

    Senate voices concern over growing insecurity

    KABUL (PAN): Meshrano Jirga or upper house of parliament members, voicing deep concern over escalating insurgency-related violence across the country, on Tuesday asked the government to speed up efforts at stemming the unrest.



    Culture

    Rahin to probe naming Balkh streets after Iranians

    KABUL (PAN): Information and Culture Minister Syed Makhdom Rahin on Monday said that naming streets after slain Iranian diplomats in northern Afghanistan was against his ministry’s decision.



    Governance

    MPs see public uprisings dangerous

    KABUL (PAN): Some Meshrano Jirga members on Sunday said they believed the recent public uprisings against the Taliban were not useful but instead dangerous for the country and could create problems for the government in future.



    Security and Crime

    MPs say insecurity worsening in north

    KABUL (PAN): Wolesi Jirga lawmakers, expressing deep concern over the worsening security situation in northern Afghanistan, on Saturday said the government failed to take concrete steps to stem the growing unrest.



    Governance

    Joint coordination centre to be set up

    KABUL (PAN): A joint Afghanistan-Pakistan-ISAF coordination centre is being established in the Torkham border town to resolve security-related issues on both sides of the Durand Line, a foreign ministry official said on Monday.