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    UN intervention in poll process beneficial: MPs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga on Sunday welcomed the delay in announcing partial results from the June 14 presidential runoff election and endorsed presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah’s suggestion that the UN should intervene into the election process.


    Senators want Facebook blocked until results

    KABUL (Pajhwok): As the political stalemate persists, the Meshrano Jirga on Sunday asked the government to block Facebook until the fate of the June 14 runoff presidential election became known.


    MPs cautioned against rabble-rousing on polls

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday cautioned against provocative statements, asking the electoral panels to throw out bogus votes. 


    Wolesi Jirga adds new provision to election law

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday voted to add a new provision to the election law, introducing bachelor's degree requirement for aspirant lawmakers or they should have served at least once in Parliament.


    MPs from east warn of civil disobedience

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga members from eastern provinces on Thursday warned of launching a civil disobedience movement if presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah’s demands were not endorsed.


    MPs stress serious probe into fraud claims

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday asked the electoral commissions to properly investigate claims of fraud in last week’s presidential election and arrive at a decision based on people’s genuine votes.


    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.