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    Governance

    Decision on money laundering law Wednesday

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga Speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi on Sunday ruled the lower house would take a decision on the proposed anti-money laundering and terrorist financing laws on Wednesday.



    Governance

    'Pakistan plotting to sabotage runoff vote'

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Defence Minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi on Saturday said Pakistan had embarked on plots to sabotage the second round of presidential elections slated for June 14, but tight security arrangements had been put in place to secure the crucial vote.



    Governance

    Afghan forces ready to retaliate to Pakistani attacks

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai has directed the Afghan forces to stand ready for retaliation to Pakistani attacks on eastern Afghan provinces, the defence minister told lawmakers on Saturday.



    Governance

    Money-laundering law can’t be approved in days: MPs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday said it could not approve within days a draft anti-money laundering law and called for summoning the officials who delayed sending the measure to the assembly.



    Governance

    ISAF pullout to trigger crisis, lawmakers warn

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan would run into a severe economic crisis with the pullout of foreign forces later this year, some lawmakers warned on Wednesday, but others rejected the concerns at groundless.



    Governance

    Senators not satisfied with war on drugs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga members on Tuesday called insufficient government’s efforts to counter the menace of narcotics, but officials linked their performance to availability of resources.



    Governance

    Wolesi Jirga summons IEC officials

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga -- or lower house of parliament -- will summon officials of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to brief lawmakers on preparations for the presidential vote.



    Governance

    Lack of quorum blocks approval of draft laws

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of draft laws could not be debated by Wolesi Jirga commissions over the past few months due to growing absenteeism among lawmakers.



    Governance

    Senators seek tit-for-tat response to Pakistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some senators on Sunday suggested a tit-for-tat response to Pakistan’s rocket strikes, warning the cross-border attacks threatened security for the runoff presidential elections.



    Governance,Women

    New group to promote women’s role in politics

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Women parliamentarians on Sunday launched a new group to strengthen females’ role in politics, a lawmaker said.