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KABUL (Pajhwok): Nearly 60 militants have been killed and 34 others wounded during the past 14 hours in 13 provinces of the country, the Ministry of Defense said on Friday. In a statement, the ministry said the operations were carried out in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Welcoming US president Donald Trump’s new strategy on Afghanistan, Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday claimed the strategy was concluded after consultations with the unity government. Addressing a press... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) would be soon equipped with early warning alert system of natural disasters, an official said Saturday. State Minister for Disaster Management (SMDM), Wais Ahmad Barmak,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of Wolesi Jirga or lower house members on Saturday said the US was responsible for the defense of Afghanistan’s sovereignty under the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA), urging the world to blacklist the states involved in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Due to security threats telecommunication towers remain switched off round the clock in 15 of the most violent districts of the country. In 74 other districts, the services are suspended only at night due to lack of adequate... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Eight people, including relatives of lawmaker Malem Mir Wali, were killed and seven others wounded in an overnight attack on his residence in Kabul, family members said on Thursday. The group attack on Wolesi Jirga member's... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga or Senate on Tuesday decided to summon the officials concerned over increased fuel prices, corruption and frequent power load-shedding. Safiullah Hashemi, a Meshrano Jirga or upper house of parliament member,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Four people were killed on Wednesday morning when their vehicle was attacked by a suicide bomber in the heart of Kabul, a security official said. Thirteen people were wounded when a vehicle carrying operatives of the National... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Governors Association (AGA) on Wednesday said the unity government’s legitimacy would end on September 19 and the association was working on an alternate solution to the current set-up. Comprised of several former... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Youth Parliament concluded on Wednesday its maiden and four-day session, with members calling the assembly as critical in drafting plans for solutions to problems in the country and their familiarity with... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of parliament members and political experts have demanded a negotiated end to differences between the two government leaders, saying the political wrangling would create more problems in the country. Two days earlier,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): New National Front (NNF) political opposition party on Wednesday stressed solution to problems faced by Afghan refugees and asked the government to call a grand meeting of politicians and influential individuals to discuss the unity... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani will issue a third legislative decree about electoral reforms soon after being processed by the Presidential Palace legislation committee, a statement from the palace said on Monday. The president’s first... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Electoral watchdogs on Thursday welcomed the Independent Commission for Overseeing the Implementation of the Constitution (ICOIC)’s remarks about a new presidential decree on electoral reforms, but some lawmakers said a new decree... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defence on Wednesday welcomed the manufacturing of 1673 high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles (HMMWVs) for Afghan forces under a $356 million contract signed with AM General, a US-based heavy vehicle... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Kabul police chief on Tuesday handed over 85 different confiscated weapons and four tonnes of explosives to the Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) programme officials. Lt. Gen. Abdul Rahman Rahimi told reporters the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The upper house of parliament or Meshrano Jirga on Wednesday condemned Saturday’s twin suicide attacks on protestors in Kabul and asked the government-appointed delegation to find out how the incident occurred and report back to the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga or upper house of parliament on Wednesday held an extraordinary session and approved seven draft laws of the World Trade Organization (WTO), consolidating Afghanistan’s membership of the organization. Fahad... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Lawmakers on Wednesday said ministers whose ministries under-spent development budget during the ongoing fiscal year would be summoned and grilled. Last night, President Ashraf Ghani during a meeting with lawmakers asked them to... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament on Saturday failed for a third time to introduce members for a joint parliamentary commission to be tasked with deciding the fate of the president’s legislative decree on electoral... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga (WJ) or lower house of the parliament Members on Wednesday declined to impeach Women’s Affairs Minister Dilbar Nazari after her remarks impressed them. Earlier, the house decided to table a no-confidence... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament on Wednesday failed to introduce members for a joint parliamentary commission to be tasked with deciding the fate of the president’s legislative decree on electoral reforms. Election... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Mesharano Jirga or upper house members on Tuesday demanded the High Peace Council (HPC) to be abounded as the council did not play significant role in bringing peace to the country despite extravagant expenditures. Referring... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga or upper house of the parliament on Sunday welcomed NATO’s new commitments with Afghanistan in a recent two-day summit in Poland and asked the Afghan government to fulfill its own pledges with the international... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two security forces and 18 militants have been killed in separate clashes in parts of the country in past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Friday. Forteen rebels had been killed in Giro and Andar districts of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Senate’s second deputy chairman Eng. Hasebullah Kalimzai on Tuesday lashed out at the government for allotting tens of acres of land to the Alokozay Group of Companies (AGC) what he said against the law. The lawmaker asked the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament on Saturday questioned the transfer of a large number of police cadets without needed security measures in place and called for ‘real perpetrators’ of the attack in Paghman district to... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Administrative board officials of both houses of parliament on Wednesday hoped the combined committee would decide the fate of the second presidential legislative decree on electoral reforms before summer recess. The Wolesi Jirga... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Mesharano Jirga -- or upper house of the parliament -- on Tuesday approved by a majority vote President Ashraf Ghani's legislative decree on election commissions’ restructuring. Earlier, the Wolesi Jirga -- lower house... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga -- or upper house of the parliament -- on Tuesday ratified Afghanistan’s membership of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). On Saturday, the Wolesi Jirga had endorsed the country’s WTO membership, which... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Following a skirmish between Afghan and Pakistani forces along the Torkham border crossing, some senators on Tuesday said the Afghans didn’t want to fight, but they were ready to defend their country’s soil. Afghan and Pakistani... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament on Saturday postponed voting on a presidential legislative decree regarding composition, authority and responsibilities of the two electoral bodies. According to Article 79 of the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Meshrano Jirga or Senate members on Sunday asked the government to intervene and resolve differences between the Junbish and Jamait-i-Islami parties, saying such ethnic tension was not in the interest of the country. The... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of Meshrano Jirga or Senate members on Sunday welcomed the Salma Dam’s inauguration and urged neighbouring countries to cooperate with Afghanistan like India in its rebuilding. The Afghan-India Friendship Dam also known... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some lower house or Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday asked the unity government leaders to address recently erupted ethnic tension in northern provinces between supporters of two key government officials. Two weeks earlier, an... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Monday asked the government to resend the draft law on ‘government basic structure’ to the lower house for approval. The draft law on the basic structure of government once landed in parliament in August 2006... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): While calling for sanctions against Pakistan, the Meshrano Jirga on Sunday asked the United Nations (UN) to add the country to the list of terrorist sates. Senator Maulvi Mohiuddin Munsif said: “The killing of Taliban leader... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Afghanistan National Disasters Management on Saturday criticised the president for not approving the ministry’s new staff structure, saying the government was yet to properly assist victims of calamities.... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday criticised a colleague over his recent remarks regarding the TUTAP power project and stressed the presentation of a unified stance of Afghans on all issues at the incoming Brussels and Warsaw... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A civil society group claimed on Thursday the biometric system in northern Baghlan province had been given in control of the Taliban insurgents, fearing the province could fall if the responsible officials were not arrested. The... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some members of the Mesharano Jirga --- or upper house of parliament --- on Tuesday said they backed the 5th Quadrilateral Cooperation Group (QCG) meeting scheduled to be held in Islamabad tomorrow and demanded the inclusion of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament on Monday said most government departments had so far used up to 10 percent of their development budget during the past five months of the ongoing fiscal year. Afghanistan fiscal year... read more
Ghani invites MPs to meeting on peace process, talks with HIA KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani would hold a consultative meeting with members of the parliament on the peace process, talks with Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) and other... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday expressed concern over what they said increased insecurity in different parts of the country and warned the central Uruzgan province would fall to Taliban if its roads were not reopened.... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Seeking an end to the culture of officials serving in acting capacity, the Wolesi Jirga on Saturday asked the government to introduce the acting heads of security sectors to the lower house for a vote of confidence as soon as... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday appointed a delegation to review the route of the proposed Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TUTAP) electricity transfer project. The lower house of the parliament said the... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Four civilians have been killed in two separate roadside bombings in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Sunday.The blasts happened in Mama Karez and Mang areas of Maiwand district late on Saturday, police... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Pakistani forces once again attacked the Maroof district of southern Kandahar province on Friday, local officials alleged.A woman and a child were killed in the shelling that left three compounds damaged in the Sra Shah area... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): A three-day exhibition, showcasing a wide variety of women’s handcrafts, was inaugurated in this southern city on Tuesday, the governor’s office said.Sponsored by the provincial departments of women’s affairs and information and... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN):  Three policemen were killed in a suicide attack on their check-post in southern Kandahar province on Thursday morning, officials said. The incident happened at around 5am when a bomber on a motorcycle blew himself up... read more