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    Governance

    Draft law on privileges for lawmakers approved

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday approved a draft law, allowing lower house members to draw 25 percent of their salaries, keep two guards and enjoy certain other privileges even after completing their tenure. 



    Governance

    Senate opposes privatisation of silos

     

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga -- or upper house of parliament -- on Tuesday rejected the government’s proposal to convert Soviet-era granaries (silos) into a corporation.



    Governance

    Senate rejects dissolution of anti-graft body

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga on Sunday rejected the lower house’s decision seeking dissolution of the High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption (HOOAC), a government panel tasked with unearthing graft.



    Governance

    Foreigners could not help end crisis: MPs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday said foreigners could not resolve the political crisis and they should not be allowed to meddle in the country’s electoral process.



    Governance

    Pakistani attacks aim to strengthen Taliban: Nabil

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The acting spymaster on Wednesday told lawmakers that Pakistan had launched attacks into Afghanistan in order to win a place for the Taliban in the next government.



    Governance,Security and Crime

    Security switch was premature, Daudzai tells MPs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Interior Minister Mohammad Omar Daudzai on Wednesday criticised the transfer of security responsibility from foreign forces to Afghan security forces as premature.



    Governance

    Wolesi Jirga approves access to information law

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament on Monday approved with some amendments the law on access to information by a majority vote.



    Governance

    Loya Paktia youth condemn fraud claims

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The youth from Loya Paktia --- a region comprising southeastern Paktia, Khost and Paktika provinces --- on Thursday rejected claims that the June 14 presidential runoff vote had been rigged in the three provinces.



    Security and Crime

    Would-be suicide bombers held in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Three would-be suicide attackers and five of their associates have been detained by National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives in Kabul, the spy service said on Thursday.



    Governance

    WJ to grill security bosses on Helmand unrest

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga (WJ) on Wednesday summoned top security bosses to brief lawmakers next week on the ongoing wave of violence across the country, particularly in southern Helmand province.