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    Governance

    Wolesi Jirga ponders amendment to Election Law

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Lawmakers on Wednesday suggested two conditions, including graduation, for Wolesi Jirga (lower house) candidates should be added to the Election Law.



    Governance

    Stop Pakistani attacks, senators urge UN

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga -- upper house of parliament -- on Tuesday asked the United Nations Security Council to mount pressure on Pakistan to stop rocket attacks on Afghanistan.



    Governance

    MPs want PC polls results unveiled soon

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Monday asked the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to announce preliminary results from the April 5 provincial council (PC) elections at the earliest and issue voting cards to those who had lost them to recent floods.



    Governance

    Neighbours meddling in elections: MPs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Meshrano Jirga members on Sunday accused Pakistan and Iran of meddling in Afghanistan’s presidential elections, asking the administration to frustrate their attempts.



    Governance

    Senators ask govt to stop Pakistani incursions

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Ready to fight side by side with the security forces, Meshrano Jirga (Senate) members on Sunday asked the government to take effective measures to counter cross-border attacks by Pakistan.



    Governance

    Iran forcing Afghan refugees into Syrian war: MPs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday accused the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of forcibly sending Afghan refugees to Syria to fight alongside President Bashar Al-Assad and his troops against the rebels.



    Governance

    Legilators stress transparency in runoff vote

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Lawmakers on Saturday asked the relevant state institutions to make all possible efforts to ensure transparency in the second round of presidential polls, scheduled for June 14.



    Governance

    MPs blast Kabul police double standards

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some lawmakers on Wednesday accused Kabul police of discriminating between parliamentarians and government figures during a crackdown on vehicles with tinted glass. But the Ministry of Interior rejected the allegation as groundless.



    Governance

    Senators call for election result on schedule

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga on Tuesday asked the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to announce the presidential election result on schedule (Wednesday).



    Governance

    We no longer recognise Kabul mayor: Speaker

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga, or lower house of parliament, on Monday said that it no longer formally recognised the Kabul mayor, urging lawmakers to call off their strike against the official.