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Senate splits over Saleh taking Kabul security charge

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Oct 18, 2020 - 18:24
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Meshrano Jirga or Senate members on Sunday termed the handing over of Kabul security to first vice President Amrullah Saheh as an insult to the generals but others called it an important step towards ensuring the city’s...
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Senators worried over increasingly insecure Kabul

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Oct 11, 2020 - 17:56
KABUL (Pajhwok): Members of the Meshrano Jirga on Sunday expressed their deep concern over what they called increasing insecurity in Kabul and vowed to share their concerns with the president in this regard. Insecurity has increased and criminal...
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Senate delegation to probe Durand Line fencing

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Oct 04, 2020 - 17:40
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga or upper house of parliament on Sunday criticized the installation of fence by the Pakistani forces on the Durand Line and tasked a delegation to probe the issue. Mohammad Hasham Alokozai, a lawmaker from southern...
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Senate asks govt to seriously probe Kapisa rape

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Sep 29, 2020 - 15:30
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga on Tuesday urged the government to take serious steps against individuals accused of sexually abusing two women in central Kapisa province. Seven people have been arrested over raping two women in Kapisa province...
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Senators welcome start of intra-Afghan talks

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Sep 13, 2020 - 17:04
KABUL (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga members on Sunday welcomed the start of the historic intra-Afghan talks in Qatar as an opportunity for all sides to end the ongoing conflict, but called for changes to the government’s team The keenly-anticipated...
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Mesharano Jirga decides to summon security bosses next week

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Sep 06, 2020 - 17:58
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Meshrano Jirga members on Sunday accused security institutions for not being able to prevent target killings and demanded security bosses to be summoned next week to the house. Sayed Safiullah Hashami, a lawmaker from northern...
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Punish Sangin attack perpetrators, Senate tells govt

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Jun 30, 2020 - 19:41
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga or Senate on Tuesday said it would investigate the mortar shelling on a cattle market in Sangin district of southern Helmand province, urging severe punishment to the perpetrators. At least 23 civilians were...
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Mesharano Jirga gives nod for 17bn Afs loan from IMF

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Jun 07, 2020 - 21:47
KABUL (Pajhwok): Mesharano Jirga or Upper House of the parliament has approved government draft bill for 17 billion Afghanis loan, a statement said on Sunday.
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Ghani-Abdullah rift to increase insecurity: Senators

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Apr 19, 2020 - 17:26
KABUL (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga members on Sunday said the political tension between President Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah was confronting the country with more challenges. Differences between President Ghani and former CEO Abdullah...
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Senate to meet once a week amid virus spread

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Mar 24, 2020 - 17:04
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga or upper house of Parliament on Tuesday stressed coordination between the Presidential Palace and the Ministry of Public Health and decided to meet once a week to discuss the situation in the aftermath of...
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Meshrano Jirga elects deputy chairmen, secretary

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Mar 07, 2020 - 16:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga members on Saturday elected the upper house first, second deputy speakers and secretary. President Ashraf Ghani today inaugurated the parliament 2 nd constitutional year of the 17 th legislative term after a 45-day...
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Afghan peace process remains ambiguous: Senators

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Jan 19, 2020 - 18:58
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some senators on Sunday said the ongoing peace process remained ‘ambiguous’, saying “reduction in violence” between US and Taliban was impractical. According to some reports, US and Taliban representatives recently met in Qatar on...
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Govt asked to share its 7-point peace plan with Senate

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Jan 14, 2020 - 17:38
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Meshrano Jirga members on Tuesday urged the government to share its seven-point peace plan with the Senate for approval. After nine rounds of peace talks between the US and Taliban representatives, US President Donald Trump...
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Senate approves decrees on $100m loan for 2 projects

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Jan 14, 2020 - 17:34
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga on Tuesday approved two presidential decrees on obtaining $100 million loan for construction of Kabul ring road and Armak-Sabszadk-Qala-i-Naw road in northwestern Badghis province. The Kabul ring road will start...
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Senate approves draft budget with some proposals

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Dec 03, 2019 - 15:35
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga , or upper house of parliament, on Tuesday approved draft budget for the solar year 1399, with some suggestions to make it balanced. Afghanistan ’s fiscal year starts on December 22. The next fiscal year’s draft...
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Senators want Laghman incident investigated

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Nov 10, 2019 - 21:09
KABUL (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga or upper house of Parliament members on Sunday strongly condemned burning of two civilian vehicles by US forces in eastern Laghman province and demanded punishment for the perpetrators.
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6 customs officials hired on fake signs, bribe

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Nov 03, 2019 - 19:32
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga ’s complaints hearing commission on Sunday said fake signs and bribe were used to appoint six heads and their deputies at customs offices. The Senate on Sunday summoned acting Finance Minister Hamyun Qaiumi about...
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Give tit-for-tat response to Pakistan, MPs tell govt

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Oct 29, 2019 - 17:30
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga on Tuesday criticized Pakistani forces attacks on eastern Kunar province and urged a diplomatic solution or a tit-for-tat response. However, Presidential Palace spokesman said the government has not been silent...
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Haska Mina carnage: Senate asks for national day of mourning

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Oct 19, 2019 - 18:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga or Senate on Saturday asked the government to announce Sunday as a national day of mourning for the victims of Haska Mina bomb attack. At least 62 people were killed and 30 others injured when an explosion...
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Govt ought to clarify release of Taliban inmates: Senate

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Oct 08, 2019 - 19:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga or Senate on Tuesday asked the Afghan government to provide clarification regarding the release of 11 Taliban prisoners under a prison swap deal. Sayed Akbar Agha, a former Taliban commander who is in close...
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