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Celebratory firing in Parliament compound angers MPs

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Mar 12, 2018 - 17:34
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of Wolesi Jirga or lower house members on Monday seriously criticized a celebratory firing inside the Parliament compound after the house elected its first deputy speaker. On Sunday, lawmakers Hamayon Hamayon and Mohammad...
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Parliament reconvenes after 45-day winter recess

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Mar 07, 2018 - 16:35
KABUL (Pajhwok): After a 45-day winter break, President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesdayopened the first session of parliament, which entered its eighth constitutional year. The term of sitting Wolesi Jirga lawmakers expired in 2016, with one-third of...
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Most MPs skip visit to provinces in winter recess

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Mar 01, 2018 - 17:37
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pajhwok Afghan News findings show nearly 50 percent of Parliament members did not visit their provinces this winter recess and a majority of them cited security reasons. Administrative boards of both houses of the parliament direct...
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European Parliament hails Indian aid to Afghanistan

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Dec 19, 2017 - 09:11
KABUL (Pajhwok): The European Parliament has hailed India as a regional partner helping maintain peace and development in Afghanistan. In a resolution, the European Parliament also commended New Delhi for using its soft power in rebuilding the war-...
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Unlicensed companies importing 87pc of fuel: ANSA

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Nov 19, 2017 - 00:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan National Standards Authority (ANSA) cancelled licenses of 58 companies over importing low quality petroleum during the past two years and another 15 companies faced the same charges, an official said on Saturday...
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WJ chief secy suspended, speaker to return 5.3m afs

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Nov 04, 2017 - 20:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): A Wolesi Jirga investigative commission on Saturday suspended and referred Chief Secretary Khuda Nazar Nasrat to the Attorney General Office (AGO) and asked Speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi to return 5.3 million afghanis spent on his...
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Suspected parliament attackers to be rearrested

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Jul 18, 2017 - 18:58
KABUL (Pajhwok): A Wolesi Jirga or lower house member on Tuesday said he had been assured by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) that the five suspects who wanted to attack the parliament would be rearrested. Mirdad Najrabi, who heads the...
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New water resources strategy lands in parliament

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Jul 17, 2017 - 18:51
KABUL (Pajhwok): The energy and water minister on Monday presented a new strategy on the country’s water resources to the Wolesi Jirga or lower house of the parliament for approval.
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Release of suspects unacceptable: Wolesi Jirga speaker

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Jul 17, 2017 - 14:52
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga speaker on Monday questioned the release of five suspected individuals who attempted to enter the parliament building, asking security organs to recapture the men for more investigations. Mirdad Najrabi, head of the...
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Wolesi Jirga refuses to add 3 Cabinet picks to agenda

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May 15, 2017 - 19:56
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament on Monday refused to add to its agenda three newly-introduced ministers-designate, insisting on replacement of the acting ministries first.
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Govt wants summoning security officials delayed

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Mar 26, 2017 - 18:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): Tension between the Presidential Palace and the Parliament has increased over summoning of security sector ministers as the president once again met a senior parliamentary delegation on Sunday. Some parliament members claim the...
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We respect parliament’s authority, says Ghani

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Mar 26, 2017 - 17:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday said all the three pillars of the state were correlative and their close coordination and cooperation was vital for a stable Afghanistan in future. In a series of his consultative meetings with...
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MPs demand ‘extraordinary’ security huddle

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Jan 11, 2017 - 23:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday condemned yesterday’s attacks in Kabul, Kandahar and Helmand provinces and lashed out at the intelligence agencies over failing to prevent such incidents.
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Ghani consults MPs on ties with neighboring states

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Dec 21, 2016 - 18:45
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday held a consultative meeting with lawmakers on Afghanistan’s relations with neighboring and regional countries.
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Journalists boycott Wolesi Jirga proceedings

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Sep 28, 2016 - 16:50
KABUL (Pajhwok): Journalists on Wednesday boycotted the Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament proceedings after what they said the house security guards treated them with a harsh behavior. The journalists when wanted to enter the parliament...
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On world peace day, MPs urge militants to join peace process

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Sep 21, 2016 - 18:15
KABUL (Pajhwok): A joint session of parliament on Wednesday asked militant groups to renounce violence and join the government-initiated reconciliation process. Referring to World Peace Day being observed today, Wolesi Jirga or lower house speaker...
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Parliament returning from summer break tomorrow

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Sep 05, 2016 - 19:31
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Assembly is returning from its summer break tomorrow (Tuesday), as the electoral reform decree’s fate remains undecided and the vice-president on Monday said a new decree will be finalized within hours. According to...
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Stringent security in place as Ghani addresses parliament

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Apr 25, 2016 - 09:41
KABUL (Pajhwok): Ahead of President Ashraf Ghani’s address to the joint sitting of parliament on the current security situation in the country later on Monday,stringent security measures have been put in place. Deputy presidential spokesman Shah...
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Wolesi Jirga sent presidential decree on electoral bodies

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Apr 23, 2016 - 19:13
KABUL (Pajhwok): State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ghulam Nabi Farahi said the presidential legislative decree on composition, powers and duties of election commissions was sent to the Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament for approval on Saturday.
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