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    AIJA seeks 3-month debate on draft media law

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan Independent Journalists Association (AIJA) on Thursday sought three months’ time for a nationwide debate on a draft media law.

    Security and Crime

    Senior peace negotiator assassinated

    KABUL (PAN): Unidentified gunmen on Sunday shot dead a prominent member of the High Peace Council, Maulvi Arsala Rahmani, in the heavily-fortified capital Kabul, officials said.


    Ex-minister calls for reforming electoral system

    KABUL CITY (PAN): The Haq Wa Adalat (Truth & Justice) party on Wednesday asked the government to reform the electoral system, saying that it planned to field a consensus presidential candidate in the next ballot.


    Iranian envoy warned of expelling refugees: Muslimyar

    KABUL (PAN): Senate Chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar said on Tuesday the Iranian ambassador had warned they would expel Afghan refugees if the Karzai administration approved the strategic partnership agreement with the US.

    Security and Crime

    Alleged spies say Iran’s Revolutionary Guards trained them

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan security forces have detained two individuals in Kabul on charges of spying for Iran and remote-controlled bomb devices were recovered from them.

    Security and Crime

    Illegal SIM box syndicate busted, 2 held

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Telecommunication and Technology on Monday recovered two illegal SIM boxes and held two individuals, including a foreigner, thus crippling a syndicate that made illicit international phone calls, an official said.


    MPs rap house board

    KABUL (PAN): Several members of  the Wolesi Jira accused the house administrative board of having weak management  but the board hit back, saying MPs inattention had left the assembly inefficient.

    Security and Crime

    7 dead, 17 injured in Kabul suicide attack

    KABUL (PAN): Seven people were killed and 17 others wounded on Wednesday morning after four burqa clad suicide attackers tried to enter an international military base at the 9th police district of Kabul.


    Senators want ASP members punished

    KABUL (PAN): Meshrano Jirga (Senate) members on Tuesday urged the government to punish Afghanistan Solidarity Party (ASP) supporters who staged a demonstration against jihadi leaders in the capital Kabul.

    Security and Crime

    ASP supporters seek trial for jihadi leaders

    KABUL (PAN):  Afghanistan Solidarity Party (ASP) supporters on Monday staged a demonstration in Kabul, blaming jihadi leaders for defaming the holy war and demanding their trial.