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Controversial statements on Turkey talks worry MPs

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Jan 16, 2018 - 21:11
KABUL (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga members on Tuesday said controversial statements being made regarding informal Afghan peace talks in Turkey were creating concerns. Some sources told Pajhwok Afghan News that a quadrilateral meeting about the Afghan...
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Senators hope Istanbul peace huddle to bear fruit

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Jan 14, 2018 - 19:58
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga or upper house of Parliament on Sunday welcomed the ongoing peace huddle in Turkey and asked Kabul to brief the visiting UNSC delegation on the real picture and Pakistan’s interference in Afghanistan.
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Senate wants e-ID cards distribution started soon

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Jan 09, 2018 - 22:21
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Mehsrano Jirga on Tuesday lashed out at Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah for supporting the postponement of electronic ID cards issuance, saying all problems in this regard had been resolved. A day earlier,...
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Pak scholarship exam: Senate demands probe into delayed result

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Jan 08, 2018 - 09:29
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga has instructed the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) to take immediate steps to announce the long-delayed results of the exams for Pakistani scholarships. In 2017, the Pakistan government announced 3,000...
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Senators: Trump’s tweet ‘a positive development’

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Jan 02, 2018 - 19:53
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga or upper house of the Parliament on Tuesday termed US President Donald Trump’s fresh warning to Pakistan as “a positive gain” and demanded his words to be translated into action. Senate first deputy speaker...
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Muslimyar offers to mediate between Ghani and Noor

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Dec 31, 2017 - 20:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga or Senate chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar on Sunday offered to serve as a mediator between Presidential Ashraf Ghani against former Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor and demanded the law to be enforced. Few days back,...
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Senate to summon officials over Durand Line fence

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Dec 12, 2017 - 17:26
KABUL (Pajhowk): The Meshrano Jirga or Senate on Tuesday decided to summon government officials to brief the upper house about Pakistan’s fencing of the Durand Line. Pakistan has been reportedly installing a fence along the 2,600-km porous border...
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Senators want Kabul shooters hanged in public

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Dec 12, 2017 - 15:43
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of Meshrano Jirga or upper house members on Tuesday appreciated the detention of suspects in the gruesome murder of 10 members of a family in capital Kabul, asking the government to publically execute those found guilty. On...
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US strategy to change Pakistan’s behavior fails: MPs

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Dec 05, 2017 - 17:40
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Meshrano Jirga members on Tuesday said the new US strategy has failed to pressurize Pakistan into shunning support for terrorist outfits. The upper house members said Pakistan’s policy regarding support to extremist elements...
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Female MPs rejected Nehan, says Zabuli

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Dec 05, 2017 - 17:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga or Senate on Tuesday welcomed granting trust vote to 11 ministers-designate, but regretted denying the same to the only female candidate. The Wolesi Jirga on Monday approved 11 ministers-designate except Nargis...
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Senate rejects Wolesi Jirga decision on telecom tax

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Nov 26, 2017 - 17:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga or Senate on Sunday rejected a Wolesi Jirga’s decision on the 10 percent telecom tax and set a six-month deadline for the government to activate a transparent system. On October 11, the Wolesi Jirga or lower house...
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Senate approves draft budget for next fiscal year

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Nov 21, 2017 - 20:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga or Senate on Tuesday approved the national budget for 1397 fiscal year with some suggestions. The next year’s budget draft is 357.6 billion afghanis, one billion dollars less than the 1396 solar year ’s budget...
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MPs blast govt mum over Pakistani shelling, Durand Line fencing

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Nov 19, 2017 - 19:25
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of Meshrano Jirga (upper house of the Parliament) members on Sunday condemned the recent Pakistani shelling in eastern Kunar province and asked the Afghan government to clarify its stance over the aggression by Pakistan and...
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Mustafa Zahir sworn in as Meshrano Jirga member

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Nov 19, 2017 - 18:06
KABUL (Pajhwok): Former Environment Projection Authority head Mustafa Zahir was administered oath as member of the Meshrano Jirga on Sunday, while Haji Mahmod Khakrizwal was introduced as another member of the upper house. Mustafa Zahir was...
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Lawmakers assail British envoy over Durand Line remarks

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Nov 05, 2017 - 18:08
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of Mishrano Jirga members on Sunday slammed the recent remarks by British Ambassador to Kabul regarding the Durand Line, calling the move as ‘brazen meddling’ in Afghanistan’s affairs. The Durand Line is the 2,430-kilometre...
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Senator Asakzai punished for punching colleague

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Oct 29, 2017 - 19:12
KABUL (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga member Rahmatullah Asakzai was barred from attending house sessions for a month on Sunday over beating a colleague at the Senate’s hall.
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Senators demand inquiry into IECC tussle

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Oct 24, 2017 - 22:20
KABUL (Pajhwok): Reacting to the removal of five Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC)’s secretariat employees, some Meshrano Jirga members on Tuesday called for an inquiry into the matter. On Monday, IECC head Abdul Aziz Aryai said the...
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Senators hold mixed views about QCG meeting outcome

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Oct 17, 2017 - 18:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Mehsrano Jirga members on Tuesday termed previous meeting of Quadrilateral Cooperation Group (QCG) as unproductive and suggested Afghanistan should have entered at Muscat meeting with serious stance. Diplomats from Afghanistan...
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MPs to Ghani: Keep national interest supreme in Pakistan visit

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Oct 08, 2017 - 19:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of Meshrano Jirga or Senate members on Sunday said it would not serve the interest of Afghanistan if President Ashraf Ghani visited Pakistan in the current situation.
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Meshrano Jirga investigating Momand’s complaint

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Sep 24, 2017 - 19:37
KABUL (Pajhwok): Senate chairman Fazl Hadi Muslimyar on Sunday tasked the house commission against impunity with investigating a complaint lodged by a provincial council member from northern Balkh province, Mohammad Asif Momand. On August 7, Momand...
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