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    Upper house endorses 2 conventions

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Already ratified by the Wolesi Jirga, the Senate on Tuesday endorsed Afghanistan’s membership of two international conventions on human trafficking, especially women and children, and silkworm farming.


    Draft money laundering law lands in Senate

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The draft anti-money laundering law, already approved by the Wolesi Jirga, would be placed before the Meshrano Jirga next week for endorsement, an official said on Tuesday.


    Senators barred from speaking about runners

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga on Tuesday barred its members from speaking for or against presidential runners Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah.


    MPs split on allegation against Amarkhel

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga members were on Monday divided into two groups over Kabul police chief’s electoral fraud allegation against the Independent Election Commission (IEC) secretary, with some entering a fierce verbal clash.


    Wolesi Jirga OKs anti-money laundering law

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga, or lower house of parliament, on Monday approved by a majority vote a draft law against money laundering law. The measure will replace a presidential decree.


    24 complaints registered so far: IECC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Saturday said it had formally received 24 complaints about fraud and other irregularities so far.


    Bids to disrupt ballot will be thwarted: Gen. Karimi

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Extraordinary security measures have been put in place for the second round of the presidential ballot that would be held in a secure environment, the Afghan army chief said on Friday.


    FEFA anticipates lower voter turnout

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) on Thursday alleged the use of government resources in the campaign for the runoff presidential polls.


    Aid pledges worth billions not honoured

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Not a single road meeting international standards could be built in Afghanistan over the past 12 years and millions of dollars pledged in foreign aid could not be delivered as a result of the 2010 Kabul Bank fiasco, the Wolesi Jirga was told on Wednesday.


    Senators urge people to participate in polls

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga or upper house of parliament on Tuesday urged people to actively participate in runoff elections and foil any rigging or foreign interference attempt against the national process.