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    ‘Foreign pressure’ behind price-hike: Zakhilwal

    KABUL (PAN): Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal on Wednesday said “political pressure from some countries on Afghanistan” contributed to increasing prices of essential commodities, including food, in the country.



    Education

    117,000 enrolled to pursue higher edu: Obaid

    KABUL (PAN): Around 117,000 high school graduates made it to higher and semi-higher education institutes through last year’s entrance examination, the minister said on Tuesday.



    Governance

    Assembly wants resigning MPs replaced

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga -- or lower house of the parliament -- on Monday asked the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to introduce new individuals, replacing those contesting next year’s p



    Governance

    Wolesi Jirga panel fails to expose land-grabbers

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga commission on monitoring government activities on Monday came under harsh criticism from some lawmakers for failing to reveal a list of individuals involved in land-grab incidents.



    Governance

    Parliament’s summer recess from tomorrow

    KABUL (PAN): Both houses of parliament, having approved 11 laws and international agreements over the past four months and a half, will rise for the summer recess on Tuesday.



    Governance

    MPs to look into census law approval

    KABUL (PAN): As some Wolesi Jirga members objected the way the population census law was passed earlier this week, the lower house on Wednesday appointed a delegation to investigate the issue.



    Governance

    MPs to look into census law approval

    KABUL (PAN): As some Wolesi Jirga members objected the way the population census law was passed earlier this week, the lower house on Wednesday appointed a delegation to investigate the issue.



    Governance

    Karzai signs electoral bill into law

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday signed into law a bill regarding the structure, duties and powers of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC).



    Governance

    Govt trying to extend its tenure: MPs

    KABUL (PAN): Some lower house members on Monday claimed the government, seeking to prolong its stay in power, was planning to arrange a consultative jirga planned in the guise of discussing a bilateral security agreement with the US.



    Governance

    Joint panel to talk out differences on draft laws

    KABUL (PAN): A joint parliamentary commission was set up on Monday to reconcile differences between the two chambers on contentious articles of draft laws regarding the structure of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and polls.