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Revised draft budget 2018 too imbalanced: MPs

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Jan 15, 2018 - 20:59
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some lawmakers on Monday rejected a revised version of the draft national budget for the ongoing fiscal year, saying imbalance in projects among provinces remained unaddressed.
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MPs reject Ghani’s decree on public protests, strikes

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Jan 15, 2018 - 19:22
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of Parliament on Monday rejected a presidential legislative decree on protest gatherings and strikes calling it against the law. Fawzia Kofi, who heads the lower house panel on human and women’s...
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Wolesi Jirga approves Medical Council draft law

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Jan 13, 2018 - 22:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday approved a draft law on creation of the Medical Council. If approved by the Meshrano Jirga or Senate, the council would be created as new organizational unit.
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Decreasing afghani value irks lawmakers

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Jan 13, 2018 - 20:27
KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday called as ‘worrisome’ the afghani’s depreciation against the dollar, saying this would worsen economic problems in the country.
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Nepotistic MoI appointments behind insecurity: MPs

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Jan 13, 2018 - 19:46
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday blamed ‘nepotistic appointments’ in the Ministry of Interior (MoI) behind widespread corruption within the ministry and insecurity in the country. Musa Khan Nasrat, who represents western...
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9 oil importing firms owe 229bn afs in unpaid taxes

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Jan 11, 2018 - 01:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday said several oil importing companies had defaulted on taxes amounting to 229 billion afghanis in the past four years. The lower house of parliament had appointed a delegation comprised of six...
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Omari admits some private varsities underperforming

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Jan 08, 2018 - 20:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): Higher Education Minister Najibullah Khwaja Omari on Monday said the performance of some of the 169 private universities and colleges in Afghanistan had been unsatisfactory.
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Wolesi Jirga rejects increasing lawmakers’ salaries

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Jan 08, 2018 - 19:35
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Monday rejected a proposed increase in salaries of lawmakers, saying it would be “treason” against the nation in the country’s current economic situation.
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MPs to review medical council creation, law

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Jan 03, 2018 - 20:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga or lower house of the parliament on Wednesday decided to review the government created medical council and medical law as a new organizational unit. Public health minister and head of Medical Council presented their...
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MPs continue to differ over much-awaited census law

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Jan 03, 2018 - 17:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday continued to differ over the decision of a joint parliamentary commission on the population census law. Some lower house members called the decision as ‘legal’ while others demanded further debate...
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Daesh ‘gaining strength’ in the east: MPs

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Jan 01, 2018 - 21:45
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some lawmakers on Monday said Daesh or so-called Islamic State (IS) militants had increased their activities in eastern Afghanistan, blaming the situation on government’s failure to suppress the outfit.
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Wolesi Jirga OKs draft law on livestock development

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Dec 27, 2017 - 20:51
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday approved a presidential legislative decree regarding a draft law on development of livestock and investment in the sector. Haji Mohammad Hashim Faryabi, deputy head of the National Economic and...
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Water & Energy minister faces impeachment on Monday

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Dec 27, 2017 - 16:53
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga (WJ) has summoned Water and Energy Minister Ali Ahmad Usmani to appear before it next Monday session for the impeachment motion. The reason behind Usmai’s impeachment is cited appointing of 120 advisors, spending...
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Wolesi Jirga welcomes UN’s decision on Jerusalem

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Dec 23, 2017 - 18:38
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday welcomed the United Nations (UN)’s overwhelming rejection of the United States’ declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as “a right decision.” Two days back, in a serious diplomatic blow for...
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MPs reject decree on military retirement age

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Dec 20, 2017 - 18:43
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday rejected with a majority vote a presidential legislative decree reducing retirement age for military officials. More details could not be discussed regarding the law in today’s lower house session, but...
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3 ministers brief MPs on budget under-spending

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Dec 18, 2017 - 20:12
KABUL (Pajhwok): Three ministers on Monday briefed the Wolesi Jirga on under-spending their ministries’ development budgets last fiscal year, but the lower house could not make a decision on their fate due to the lack of quorum.
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Wolesi Jirga approves foreign military flights management law

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Dec 16, 2017 - 18:18
KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga or lower house of the parliament on Tuesday approved the draft law on management of foreign military flights in Afghanistan airspace.
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MPs furious at Khadim’s alleged detention by NDS

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Dec 16, 2017 - 18:08
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of Wolesi Jirga members and civil society activists on Saturday called the apprehension of Global Link and Analysis Hub (AGAH)’ head, Intizar Khadim, by the intelligence agency as against the law, saying so far there has...
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Fire 8 budgetary units’ heads, MPs ask govt

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Dec 14, 2017 - 20:24
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Thursday asked the government to remove eight budgetary unit heads and decided to summon 22 units’ officials and introduce 19 heads to judicial organs following the 1395 Fiscal Year expenditure report. The...
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Wolesi Jirga rejects draft budget for next year

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Dec 13, 2017 - 14:27
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday rejected next year’s draft budget for what it called lack of balance among the provinces, allocations for unapproved administrative units and creation of unnecessary positions in some departments. Some...
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