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Parliament rises for 45-day winter break

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Jan 20, 2016 - 19:18
KABUL (Pajhowk): The Afghan parliament, after completing the fifth constitutional year, is all set to rise for a 45-day winter break from tomorrow.
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MPs commemorate 2007 Baghlan bombing victims

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Nov 07, 2015 - 17:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): Commemorating the 8th anniversary of the 2007 Baghlan sugar factory bombing, Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday asked the government to bring to justice the perpetrators. The back-to-back blasts killed at least 18 people, including...
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Security concerns: MPs satisfied with Ulumi’s explanation

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Nov 02, 2015 - 11:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): Interior Minister Noorul Haq Ulumi provided satisfactory information about the security situation to the Wolesi Jirga on Monday. Summoned almost a week ago, the minister fielded a volley of questions about the fall of several...
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Spymaster warns of mounting insecurity in coming months

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Jun 27, 2015 - 17:38
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) chief has said plans have been chalked out to tackle the threat from Daesh, warning security situation will deteriorate in coming months.
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Pakistan behind Afghan parliament attack: Senators

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Jun 23, 2015 - 17:47
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some members of Mesharano Jirga or upper house of parliament on Tuesday while condemning Taliban attack on Wolesi Jirga building accused Pakistan for abetting Taliban to storm the house.
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Spiraling insecurity irks lawmakers

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Jun 20, 2015 - 17:41
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga (WJ) members on Saturday expressed grave concern over spiraling insecurity and warned districts would fall to insurgents if steps were not taken to ameliorate the situation.
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President urged to specify parliamentary polls’ date

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Jun 20, 2015 - 16:37
KABUL (Pajhwok): Election watchdog organizations on Saturday welcomed President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s decision to allow Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament to work till fresh elections were held.
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Govt determined to hold parliamentary election soon: Ibrahimi

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Jun 15, 2015 - 18:39
KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga Speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi said on Monday members of lowers house would continue work till holding of parliamentary elections.
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MPs express grave concern over insecurity

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Jun 13, 2015 - 17:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga (WJ) members on Saturday expressed grave concern over boiling insecurity and warned that some districts might fall to insurgents if steps were not taken to bolster law and order.
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Survey lists 37 most popular lawmakers

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Jun 11, 2015 - 19:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): An opinion poll released on Thursday showed 37 lawmakers to be enjoying great popularity among the masses for their good performance and reputation.
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MPs urge president to extend parliament term

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Jun 06, 2015 - 19:11
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some lawmakers on Saturday renewed their call for announcing a date to hold parliamentary polls, saying the sitting parliament members could continue their work until new members were elected. Under Article 83 of the Constitution,...
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Revenue up by 7pc, minister tells Wolesi Jirga

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Jun 01, 2015 - 17:45
KABUL (Pajhwok): Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi on Monday told Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament that revenue collected from taxes has increased and measure have been taken to ensure transparent collection of taxes.
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WJ wants govt to introduce defence minister-designate

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May 09, 2015 - 17:02
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday expressed deep concern over growing insecurity in the country and asked the government to introduce defence minister-designate for vote of confidence to the lower house.
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WJ approves new tax draft into law

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May 09, 2015 - 15:34
KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga --- or lower house of parliament --- on Saturday approved tax affairs bill into law with majority of votes.
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MPs warn govt against closed door peace talks

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May 06, 2015 - 18:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday asked the government not to hold peace talks behind closed doors and take into confidence the parliament on every step to be taken in this regard. The lower house members were expressing their...
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Pakistan yet to support Afghanistan peace bid

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May 04, 2015 - 20:38
KABUL (Pajhwok): Security bosses on Monday claimed financial assistance with security forces had recently declined, while the Taliban earned $170 million from poppy cultivation and minerals’ excavation last year in southern Helmand province alone, the first deputy speaker said.
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Senate summons Atmar over BSA, insecurity

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May 03, 2015 - 23:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga on Sunday said insecurity increased in the country due to non-implementation of the bilateral security agreement (BSA) with the United States and asked the president’s advisor on national security to answer...
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Afghanistan needs powerful friend like India: MPs

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Apr 29, 2015 - 19:26
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday demanded close ties with India, but others stressed balance in bilateral relations with regional countries. President Ashraf Ghani after assuming charge in September went to Pakistan, India’s...
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MPs ask govt to replace acting officials forthwith

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Apr 27, 2015 - 18:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some lower house members on Monday asked the government to replace acting governors because their presence had increased insecurity.
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Senators ask govt to celebrate April 28 with zeal

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Apr 26, 2015 - 17:10
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Meshrano Jirga or upper house members on Sunday condemned the 1978 military coup, known as the Saur Revolution, overthrowing President Mohammad Daud Khan’s rule and asked the incumbent government to officially observe April 28...
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