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    Governance

    MPs clash over changes to law on ID cards

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday exchanged harsh words over including amendments to the law on Computerised National Identity Cards (CNICs) in the house agenda.



    Governance,Security and Crime

    Over 100 armed groups in Kabul: NDS

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The spy service said on Wednesday Afghan forces lacked aircrafts to hit militants attacking the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province and revealed more than 100 armed groups existed in Kabul alone.



    Governance

    Senators ready for jihad against Pakistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga on Tuesday claimed Pakistan’s regular paramilitary forces had attacked the Dangam district of Kunar and asked the government to provide the uprising group with support.



    Governance

    High-ups involved in insecurity, claim senators

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Accusing some high-ranking government officials of involvement in fueling insecurity, Meshrano Jirga members on Sunday said the government had failed to maintain the law and order.



    Governance

    Govt blamed for delay in budget approval

    KABUL (Pajhwok): After being returned by the Meshrano Jirga with a string of recommendations, the draft annual budget for next year was presented before the Wolesi Jirga on Saturday.



    Governance

    No trust vote for Cabinet picks with dual nationality

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga -- or lower house of Parliament -- on Saturday decided not to give a vote of confidence to Cabinet nominees possessing dual nationality.



    Governance

    WJ OKs law curbing fake products

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday approved a draft law on signs of production locations by a majority vote to curb production of substandard materials and counterfeiting products.



    Governance

    Lawmakers to meet Ghani on cabinet delay

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday asked its administrative board members to hold a meeting with President Ashraf Ghani on the delay in the announcement of the cabinet.



    Governance,Security and Crime

    $215m embezzled in MoD oil contract: MP

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A Wolesi Jirga member, Abdul Rahim Ayubi, on Tuesday accused a number of lawmakers of being involved in administrative corruption, an issue of grave concern for Afghanistan's international backers.



    Governance

    Amid walkout, Senate returns budget to WJ

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Amidst a walkout by some members, the Meshrano Jirga on Tuesday returned the draft budget for next year, with a string of recommendations, to the lower house.