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    Governance

    Senators nix bill on privileges for lawmakers

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga -- or upper house of parliament -- rejected on Tuesday a draft law allowing parliamentarians to take advantage of certain privileges even after completing their tenure. 



    Governance

    MPs blast administrative board as incompetent

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Monday criticised the house administrative board for failing to hold a general session, which was due to debate a draft law regarding municipalities and a fire incident that gutted nearly 400 oil tankers outside Kabul a week ago.



    Governance

    MPs slam govt failure to resolve vote crisis

     KABUL (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga members on Sunday welcomed the breakthrough in the deadlocked presidential election process, saying agreement between the two hopefuls brought to an end fears about a deepening political turmoil.



    Governance

    Senators rap world’s silence on Gaza raids

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan senators, denouncing deadly Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, on Sunday expressed solidarity with Palestinians by observing two minutes of silence.



    Governance

    Draft law on privileges for lawmakers approved

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday approved a draft law, allowing lower house members to draw 25 percent of their salaries, keep two guards and enjoy certain other privileges even after completing their tenure. 



    Governance

    Senate opposes privatisation of silos

     

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga -- or upper house of parliament -- on Tuesday rejected the government’s proposal to convert Soviet-era granaries (silos) into a corporation.



    Governance

    Senate rejects dissolution of anti-graft body

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga on Sunday rejected the lower house’s decision seeking dissolution of the High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption (HOOAC), a government panel tasked with unearthing graft.



    Governance

    Foreigners could not help end crisis: MPs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday said foreigners could not resolve the political crisis and they should not be allowed to meddle in the country’s electoral process.



    Governance

    Pakistani attacks aim to strengthen Taliban: Nabil

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The acting spymaster on Wednesday told lawmakers that Pakistan had launched attacks into Afghanistan in order to win a place for the Taliban in the next government.



    Governance,Security and Crime

    Security switch was premature, Daudzai tells MPs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Interior Minister Mohammad Omar Daudzai on Wednesday criticised the transfer of security responsibility from foreign forces to Afghan security forces as premature.