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    Violence against journalists continues: NAI

    KABUL (PAN): Three journalists were killed, seven wounded and six others detained this year by the government, armed opposition and other circles in Afghanistan, a media advocacy group said on Monday.



    Governance

    Cabinet, top court nominees win trust vote

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai’s five choices for Cabinet and two for Supreme Court High Council slots won a vote of confidence from the Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday.



    Governance

    Senate ratifies key international accords

    KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga on Tuesday ratified three agreements Afghanistan had signed with foreign countries, including one with the UK on training Afghan security forces.



    Governance

    Senate upholds decree on minority seat

    KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga, or upper house of parliament, on Tuesday upheld a presidential decree reserving a parliament seat for the Hindu and Sikh minority.



    Governance

    UAE airlines deal not in Kabul’s interest

    KABUL (PAN): The Senate Complaints Commission and the Transport and Aviation Directorate on Monday said the agreement on regular international flights to and from Kabul by the Emirates Airlines “is not in the interest of Afghanistan”.



    Governance

    Fahim's guards beat Senate official

    KABUL (PAN): Meshrano Jirga Secretary Syed Farrukh Shah Jenab on Sunday alleged security guards of 1st Vice-President Qasim Fahim had severely beaten his advisor a day earlier at the parliament’s gate, a claim confirmed by several lawmakers.



    Governance

    Karzai’s Cabinet picks introduced to MPs

    KABUL (PAN): First Vice-President Qasim Fahim on Saturday introduced President Hamid Karzai’s five Cabinet nominees for a vote of confidence to the lower house of the parliament.



    Governance

    MPs kick up ruckus over use of dog to search assembly

    KABUL (PAN): Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday kicked up a ruckus over the use of a sniffer dog to search the lower house ahead of 1st Vice-President Mohammad Qasim Fahim’s arrival to introduce some ministers-designate.



    Governance

    Wolesi Jirga group to ensure law enforcement

    KABUL (PAN): The creation of a parliamentary group seeking to ensure implementation of laws and solid national unity was announced in the Wolesi Jirga on Saturday.



    Governance

    64pc of general budget set aside for security

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga’s Finance Commission on Wednesday said 39 percent of next year’s government-controlled development budget was discretionary, with 64 percent of general funds set aside for the security sector.