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    Not enforcing laws behind endemic graft: candidates

    KABUL (PAN): Pledging efforts at countering endemic administrative corruption on the International Anti-Corruption Day celebrated April 9, presidential candidates for the April 5 vote on Monday called the rampant menace the legacy of government’s failure to effectively implement the country’s laws.



    Business & Economics

    Cell phone calls not safe from being spied on

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) on Sunday admitted cell phone calls made in Afghanistan were not safe from being spied on, saying some foreign intelligence agencies might still monitored them.



    Governance

    Upcoming budget presented before Wolesi Jirga

    KABUL (PAN): Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal on Saturday presented before the Wolesi Jirga the draft budget for the upcoming Afghan fiscal year, beginning from December 22, saying much of the amounts had been set aside for security and development purposes.



    Governance

    Most Afghans optimistic about future: poll

    KABUL (PAN): With presidential elections approaching and NATO-led troops preparing to leave, a survey found a majority of Afghans seemed optimistic about their future, saying their country was moving in the right direction.



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    MPs call for national unity after protests

    KABUL (PAN): Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday called for adherence to national unity, warning opportunist elements were out to take advantage of ethnic and tribal differences among Afghans at this sensitive transformation period.



    Governance

    Govt asked to respect Loya Jirga’s decision

    KABUL (PAN): Some Meshrano Jirga members, lashing out at President Karzai for his refusal to sign the bilateral security agreement (BSA) with the US, on Tuesday asked the government to respect the Loya Jirga’s decision that called for an early signing of the deal.



    Governance

    Senate drops tribe name, religion from CNIC

    KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga on Tuesday approved some more provisions of a draft law on population census, but decided against mentioning tribe’s name, penname and religion in computerised national identity cards (CNICs).



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    Iran sanctions relief to spur Afghan exports

    KABUL (PAN): Economists on Monday hoped the recent agreement between Iran and six world powers would leave a positive impact on Afghanistan’s economy and trade relations with different countries.



    Governance

    Assembly endorses accord with recommendations

    KABUL (PAN): The consultative Loya Jirga on Sunday overwhelmingly approved the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between Kabul and Washington by issuing a 31-aritcle declaration that asked the US to set up courts at its bases in the country to try American troops accused of committing crimes in Afghanistan.



    Governance

    Politicians call for early approval of BSA

    KABUL (PAN): Calling for greater focus on Afghanistan’s sovereign rights under the new security agreement with the US, political parties on Saturday urged President Hamid Karzai to sign the pact soon after it was approved by the Parliament.