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    Wolesi Jirga rejects draft budget

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday rejected with a majority vote the draft budget for the current year due to what they called inadequate allocations for the agricultural sector and infrastructure development.


    Sikh, Hindu children rally for Wolesi Jirga seat

    KABUL (PAN): A large number of children from Sikh and Hindu families on Wednesday staged a protest demonstration in Kabul, asking the government to reserve a seat in the Wolesi Jirga for the minorities.


    New ministers sworn in, greeted by Karzai


    KABUL (PAN): Five Cabinet members, who won a vote of confidence from the Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday, were sworn in by President Hamid Karzai on Monday.


    MPs fail to OK draft law banning tobacco use

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga -- lower house -- on Saturday failed to approve a draft law banning the use of tobacco due to differences among members.


    Tribal chiefs, civil society urge fair polls

    KABUL (PAN): Representatives of 18 tribal councils and civil society organisations on Thursday called for solid national unity to resolve the problems facing the country.


    Islamic university to be set up in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday announced arranging a conference of religious scholars on suicide attacks and the construction of an International Islamic university in Kabul.

    Security and Crime

    2 detained for abetting Sitara’s husband

    KABUL (PAN): Police have detained two people on suspicion of abetting a man who chopped off his wife’s nose and lips in the Injil district of western Herat province, an official said on Saturday.


    Senators reject upcoming budget as biased

    KABUL (PAN): Some Meshrano Jirga members on Monday strongly criticised the upcoming budget’s draft authored by the Ministry of Finance, saying balance had not been maintained in fund allocations among provinces.


    Uproar obstructs Meshrano Jirga proceedings

    KABUL (PAN): Some Meshrano Jirga or upper house members on Monday strongly criticised the house’s first deputy speaker, Mohammad Alam Edezdar, and accused him of fueling anarchy.


    Senate decision on ID cards mistaken: Muslimyar

    KABUL (PAN): Meshrano Jirga chairman Fazl Hadi Muslimyar on Sunday clarified the upper house had not decided against mentioning words religion and Afghan in computerized national identity cards, saying there has been a misunderstanding in reporting the upper house’s decision.