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    2 draft laws land in Wolesi Jirga for approval

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has placed two new draft laws preventing recruitment of underage individuals into military services and attachment of trademarks to products sold in markets.



    Governance

    Wolesi Jirga OKS law on international treaties

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday okayed a draft law requiring the Foreign Ministry’s prior approval of all international agreements.



    Governance

    Wolesi Jirga fails to hold general session

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday failed to hold its general session after a majority of the members did not turn up for a second day.



    Governance

    MP, minister trade barbs in assembly

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Outspoken parliamentarian Ramazan Bashardost and Defence Minister Bismillah Mohammadi on Wednesday dubbed each other a killer and an enemy’s agent.



    Governance

    MPs blast Punjabi Taliban’s announcement

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Monday said the Punjabi Taliban’s announcement to shift their fighting to Afghanistan substantiated Pakistan’s interfering in Afghan affairs.



    Governance

    Wolesi Jirga offers to help resolve standoff

    KABUL (Pajhwok): In a move to resolve the election standoff, the Wolesi Jirga -- or lower house of parliament -- on Wednesday offered to mediate between the feuding presidential candidates to end the impasse.



    Governance

    Joint panel OKs draft law on privileges for MPs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A joint parliamentary panel, ignoring protests from civil society organisations, has endorsed a draft law giving lawmakers perks and privileges even after completing their tenure, an official said on Wednesday.



    Governance

    Parliament rises for summer recess tomorrow

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Both houses of parliament will rise for their summer recess tomorrow (Wednesday). The break will last one and a half month.



    Governance

    Bill on privileges for lawmakers illegal: Lawyers

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The lawyers' association on Monday urged the National Assembly to throw out a bill allowing parliamentarians to take advantage of certain privileges even after completing their tenure.



    Governance

    MPs deny trust vote to 3 ICOIC members

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga (lower house of parliament) on Saturday again denied giving a trust vote to three outgoing members of the Independent Commission for Overseeing the Implementation of Constitution (ICOIC).