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    MPs reject govt-proposed change to mining law

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday rejected by a majority vote a government-proposed amendment to an article of the mining law.



    Governance

    Special Wolesi Jirga session to debate security pacts

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A special Wolesi Jirga session would discuss Afghanistan’s security accords with the United States and NATO tomorrow (Sunday), two weeks after the accords landed in the lower house for ratification.



    Governance

    Wolesi Jirga to debate BSA next week

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi on Wednesday ruled the lower house would debate the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States next week.



    Governance

    Child rapists be executed under Islamic hudood: MPs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Lawmakers on Saturday proposed capital punishment for individuals found guilty of sexually abusing children under Islamic restrictions in order to prevent such acts.



    Governance

    MPs assail Fazl over pro-insurgency remarks

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday strongly criticised a Pakistani religious party leader, Maulana Fazl Rahman, for backing Taliban’s insurgency against foreign troops in Afghanistan.



    Governance

    MP expelled from Wolesi Jirga after clash

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A Wolesi Jirga member from northwestern Badghis province was on Wednesday expelled from the house after he entered a verbal clash with his colleague from the same province.



    Governance

    Atmar: Parliament knows importance of security deals

    KABUL (Pajhwok): National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar on Monday said the government was duty-bound to answer questions from parliamentarians about the security agreements with the United States and NATO.



    Governance

    Top election officials’ defiance angers MPs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday asked the president to explain why top officials of the two electoral commissions had refused to brief lawmakers on allegations of widespread fraud in provincial council polls.



    Governance

    MPs want Cabinet picks named forthwith

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Meshrano Jirga members on Tuesday said delay in introducing new Cabinet picks contributed to growing insecurity in the country, asking the government to pay attention to their call.



    Governance

    Senate for tribunal to probe election results

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga -- the upper house -- on Sunday called for the creation of a special tribunal to investigate results from the April provincial council polls, seeking prosecution of top election officials.