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    Governance

    Wolesi Jirga members oppose Loya Jirga on BSA

    KABUL (PAN): Convening a Loya Jirga on the bilateral security agreement (BSA) with the United States is illegal and the deal may lead to negative consequences for Afghanistan, some parliamentarians warned on Saturday.



    Governance

    Govt to probe training to Syrian rebels: Karzai

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai has said his government will probe Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s accusation that Syrian rebels received chemical weapons training in Afghanistan’s lawless regions.



    Business & Economics

    No effort made for recovery from Gas Group: MEC

    KABUL (PAN): The government has made no serious effort to recover money that was laundered internationally or to recover $121 million owed by the Gas Group to the Kabul Bank, the Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring & Evaluation Committee (MEC) said on Saturday.



    Governance

    1.5m people receive voter cards

    KABUL (PAN):  The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday said 1.5 million people had received voter cards since the beginning of the registration process on.



    Governance

    No presidential runner registered so far: IEC

    KABUL (PAN): No candidate has registered so far for the presidential election slated for April 2014, but 213 individuals have jumped into the race for provincial councils since the beginning of the registration process.



    Security and Crime

    Speedy vehicular convoys terrorise Kabul residents

    KABUL (PAN): Residents of the capital Kabul on Monday alleged supporters of Ahmad Shah Massoud driving fast in the streets harassed people and created a great panic as they emerged to observe the e



    Governance

    Senate urged to approve census law soon

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology on Saturday said technical aspects of launching the new computerised identity cards distribution had been completed, but the Meshrano Jirga was yet to approve the population census law.



    Culture

    Govt asked to send info access law to Parliament

    KABUL (PAN): A media advocacy group, Nai, on Thursday asked the government to send a draft law on access to information to the parliament for approval.



    Business & Economics,Reconstruction

    $1b contract signed to begin work on New Kabul City plan

    KABUL (PAN): A contract worth one billion USD was signed in Kabul on Wednesday to commence work on the country’s largest-ever residential scheme that would accommodate 1.5 million people of the sprawling city’s 4.5 million population.



    Governance

    Daudzai named as acting interior minister

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Pakistan Omar Daudzai has been appointed as acting interior minister and Kabul police head Ayub Salangi as his deputy, the government announced on Sunday.