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    Governance

    Senators call for election result on schedule

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga on Tuesday asked the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to announce the presidential election result on schedule (Wednesday).



    Governance

    We no longer recognise Kabul mayor: Speaker

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga, or lower house of parliament, on Monday said that it no longer formally recognised the Kabul mayor, urging lawmakers to call off their strike against the official.



    Governance

    Meshrano Jirga rejects law curbing land grab

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Senate on Sunday rejected a draft law curbing the menace of land grab, with legislators saying that some provisions of the proposed measure encouraged land-grabbers.



    Governance

    Senate amends Article 19 of Election Law

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Senate on Sunday amended Article 19 of the Election Law, enabling lawmakers to contest polls without resigning their lower house membership.



    Governance

    EU vows aid if elections go to 2nd round

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The European Union on Thursday voiced its willingness to provide Afghanistan with financial and technical support if the presidential election went to the second round.



    Governance

    Non-approval of law blocks CNICs distribution

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministries of Interior (MoI) and Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) on Wednesday said the process of distributing computerised national identity cards (CNICs) was delayed by non-endorsement of the population census law by the president.



    Security and Crime

    Daudzai warns Kabul police over robberies

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Interior Minister Mohammad Omar Daudzai on Tuesday warned of a major reshuffle in Kabul police if they failed to combat robberies in the central capital within two weeks.



    Governance

    Senators stress halt to Afghans’ execution in Iran

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Efforts are being made to convince the Iranian government into transferring the bodies of the Afghans executed in the neighbouring country, a senior official of the Foreign Ministry informed lawmakers on Tuesday.



    Governance

    Wolesi Jirga refers Dilawari issue to HOCIC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Monday sought explanation from the High Oversight Commission on Implementation of Constitution (HOCIC) if the lower house had a constitutional mandate to summon the central bank chief.



    Governance,Women

    Steps on to curb violence against women

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Minister of Women’s Affairs Husan Bano Ghazanfar on Sunday informed the Senate that offices were being set up in 100 districts to combat violence against women.