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    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.



    Governance

    Law on money-laundering lands in house

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Two draft laws on anti-money laundering and proceeds of crime were presented before the Wolesi Jirga for approval on Saturday -- two days after Chinese banks halted dollar transactions with most Afghan commercial institutions.



    Governance

    Wolesi Jirga summons top security officials

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga (WJ) on Saturday decided to summon security officials a week later to brief the august house on the crucial second round of presidential election.



    Health

    Treatment of patients with burn injuries begins

    KABUL (Pajhwok): For the first time, the Indira Gandhi Hospital in the capital Kabul started last month treating patients with burn injuries, a doctor said on Thursday.