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Jirga wants contentious Taliban inmates freed

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Aug 09, 2020 - 13:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): The three-day Consultative Loya Jirga on Sunday gave the go-ahead to the release of the remaining 400 contentious Taliban prisoners, removing the last hurdle to intra-Afghan peace talks. The tribal gathering’s approval came in a...
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Jirga’s decision on fate of prisoners tomorrow

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Aug 08, 2020 - 12:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Consultative Loya Jirga will make a decision tomorrow (Sunday) on the fate of the 400 Taliban prisoners the government is reluctant to free.
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Pakhtun Qaumi Jirga seeks end to meddling in Afghanistan

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Mar 11, 2020 - 15:34
KABUL (Pajhwok): A Pashtun Qaumi Jirga has welcomed recent developments in the Afghan peace process, calling for an immediate end to foreign interference in Afghanistan . The call came in a declaration issued at the conclusion of the jirga, chaired...
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End rift, focus on peace, MPs tell Ghani, Abdullah

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Mar 10, 2020 - 18:25
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of Meshrano Jirga or upper house members on Tuesday called solution to the dispute between Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in order to give peace more concentration. On February 18, the Independent Election...
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Wolesi Jirga’s winter recess ends on Saturday

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Mar 04, 2020 - 18:21
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Presidential Palace on Wednesday announced delaying Parliament’s inauguration after winter break by a few days due to busy schedule of the president, while the Wolesi Jirga ’s panel heads decided to resume work on Saturday. The...
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Senate terms next year’s budget draft as ‘unbalanced’

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Dec 01, 2019 - 18:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga or Senate on Sunday called the next year’s budget draft as ‘unbalanced’ and the Ministry of Finance replied by saying that unidentified population of provinces and some projects implementation with some MPs demand led to the lack of balance.
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Presidential election held transparently: Lawmakers

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Sep 30, 2019 - 18:47
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of Wolesi Jirga or lower house members on Monday said the presidential election was held transparently, asking election commissions to investigate rigging and violations allegations in the process. Kamal Nasar Osoli, a...
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Senate delays summer recess to approve mid-year budget

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Jul 21, 2019 - 18:43
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga on Sunday announced delaying its summer break until August 1 following requests from the government and the Wolesi Jirga to approve mid-year budget that also includes funds for the presidential election. Fazal...
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Wolesi Jirga summons interior minister over prison attack

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Sep 14, 2015 - 15:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Monday lambasted the Ministry of Interior (MoI) over a brazen Taliban attack on a prison in southern Ghazni province, suggesting the minister be summoned to the lower house.
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Sayyaf wants war perpetrators prosecuted

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Sep 09, 2014 - 17:27
KABUL (Pajhwok): Noted religious scholar Abdul Rab Rasul Sayyaf on Tuesday renewed his call for the prosecution of criminals and those stoking the flames of war in Afghanistan .
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Massoud supporters jeer Mujaddedi off stage

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Sep 09, 2014 - 14:28
KABUL (Pajhwok): Participants of a Martyrs Week ceremony booed former president and jihadi leader Sibghatullah Mujaddedi off the stage in Kabul on Tuesday.
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1 policeman killed, 4 injured in Helmand suicide attack

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Dec 05, 2013 - 15:20
LASHKARGAH ( PAN ): One policeman has been killed and four others injured when a suicide bomber targeted a police check post in Marjah district of the southern Helmand province, an official said Thursday. Fawad Askari, provincial police spokesperson...
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Assembly endorses accord with recommendations

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Nov 24, 2013 - 20:58
KABUL ( PAN ): The consultative Loya Jirga on Sunday overwhelmingly approved the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between Kabul and Washington by issuing a 31-aritcle declaration that asked the US to set up courts at its bases in the country to try American troops accused of committing crimes in Afghanistan .
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Most jirga committees want deal inked in 6 weeks

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Nov 24, 2013 - 09:51
KABUL ( PAN ): The consultative Loya Jirga on the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States entered its final day on Sunday, when almost all 50 committee heads recommended the pact should be signed withing six weeks.
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Delegates back US jurisdiction over troops

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Nov 23, 2013 - 16:09
KABUL ( PAN ): A vast majority of the consultative Loya Jirga on Saturday accorded approval to the controversial clause of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) concerning judicial jurisdiction over US troops staying in Afghanistan beyond 2014.
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No reason for deferring accord: Mujaddedi

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Nov 23, 2013 - 13:19
KABUL ( PAN ): Former president and consultative Loya Jirga chairman, Sibghatullah Mujaddedi, on Saturday opined the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between Afghanistan and United States should be signed before the presidential vote.
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Mujaddedi elected as Loya Jirga chairman

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Nov 21, 2013 - 14:25
KABUL ( PAN ): Former president Sibghatullah Mujaddedi was chosen on Thursday as chairman of the four-day Loya Jirga on the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States. Beginning amid extraordinary security arrangements at 10.30am, the...
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Loya Jirga proceedings begin amid tight security

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Nov 21, 2013 - 10:30
KABUL ( PAN ): Amid tight security arrangements, the four-day Loya Jirga on the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the US got under way in Kabul on Thursday (today) morning.
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Kabul all set to host jirga on US security deal

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Nov 20, 2013 - 15:22
KABUL ( PAN ): Kabul will host an epoch-making consultative Loya Jirga from Thursday (tomorrow) to Sunday to debate the nitty-gritty of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the US and advise the government on whether or not the deal should be signed, an official said on Wednesday.
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