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    Governance

    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.



    Governance

    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.



    Governance

    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.



    Security and Crime

    Senators call for a rethink on pro-govt militias

    KABUL (PAN): Meshrano Jirga, upper house, members on Tuesday voiced their apprehensions about pro-government militias, insisting on an investigation into Sunday’s massacre of civilians in northern Kunduz province.



    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.