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.
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.
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.
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).
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Monday criticised the house administrative board for failing to hold a general session, which was due to debate a draft law regarding municipalities and a fire incident that gutted nearly 400 oil tankers outside Kabul a week ago.
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday approved a draft law, allowing lower house members to draw 25 percent of their salaries, keep two guards and enjoy certain other privileges even after completing their tenure.
KABUL (Pajhwok): Members of the Wolesi Jirga, or lower house of parliament, on Wednesday strongly condemned supporters of presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah for tearing apart President Hamid Karzai’s portrait in the Loya Jirga tent.