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    MPs want frontrunners security ensured

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday denounced the assassination attempt on presidential runner Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, tasking its commission on interior security to investigate the suicide and bomb attack alongside security forces.


    MPs fail to approve anti-money laundering law

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of the parliament on Saturday failed to deliver a decision on the much-delayed anti-money laundering law due to incomplete quorum.


    Ghani to consult ulema on govt’s affairs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential runner Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Thursday said he would consult religious scholars about government’s affairs and his government would be based on the concepts of Afghaniyat (Afghan-hood) and Islamiyat (Muslim-hood) if he won the June 14 presidential election runoff.


    Wolesi Jirga OKs anti-terrorist financing law

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday approved a draft law on terrorist financing authorising the National Security Council (NSC) to place curbs on individuals accused of funding terrorists.


    Muslimyar welcomes release of 5 Taliban men

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Welcoming the release of five senior Taliban leaders from Guantanamo Bay prison, Senate Chairman Fazl Hadi Muslimyar on Tuesday said the former detainees should have been handed over to the Afghan government.


    Senators want Pakistan counterattacked

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga members on Sunday once again insisted the government should give a firm response to Pakistani attacks and should not stay silent and instead retaliate.


    Decision on money laundering law Wednesday

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga Speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi on Sunday ruled the lower house would take a decision on the proposed anti-money laundering and terrorist financing laws on Wednesday.


    'Pakistan plotting to sabotage runoff vote'

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Defence Minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi on Saturday said Pakistan had embarked on plots to sabotage the second round of presidential elections slated for June 14, but tight security arrangements had been put in place to secure the crucial vote.


    Afghan forces ready to retaliate to Pakistani attacks

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai has directed the Afghan forces to stand ready for retaliation to Pakistani attacks on eastern Afghan provinces, the defence minister told lawmakers on Saturday.


    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.