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2nd deputy speaker elected, race for secretary drags on

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Mar 13, 2018 - 15:41
KABUL (Pajhwok): Amir Khan Yar was elected as second deputy speaker of the Wolesi Jirga -- or lower house of parliament -- on Tuesday but voting for the secretary remained inconclusive. In the second round of the administrative board election,...
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WJ deputy speaker, secretary election goes to 4th round

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Mar 12, 2018 - 15:27
KABUL (Pajhwok): None of candidates for the Wolesi Jirga second deputy speaker and secretary succeeded in winning the required number of votes on Monday when on Monday when the election went to the fourth round.. Amir Khan Yar, DelawarImaq,...
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7 in the run for Wolesi Jirga deputy speaker, secretary

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Mar 12, 2018 - 11:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): Four lawmakers jumped into the race for the second deputy speaker and three others for the secretary of the Wolesi Jirga, or lower house of parliament, on Monday. Amir Khan Yar, Delawar Imaq, Niamatullah Ghafari and Akbar Stanikzai...
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Wolesi Jirga elects deputy speaker, 10 panel heads

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Mar 11, 2018 - 17:36
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Sunday elected Hamayon Hamayon as the lower house deputy speaker and ten-panel heads, with the ballots for electing the 2nd deputy speaker and secretary going to a second round. Leaders of the two houses of...
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Elections for deputy speakers, secretary go to 2nd round

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Mar 10, 2018 - 15:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): Candidates for the first deputy and second deputy speakers and secretary of Wolesi Jirga failed to win enough votes on Saturday when and the Administrative Board election went to the second round -- set for Sunday (tomorrow)...
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9 in the run for Wolesi Jirga Administrative Board

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Mar 10, 2018 - 11:13
KABUL (Pajhwok): Three lawmakers jumped into the race for the first deputy speaker, two for the second and four others for secretary and deputy secretary on Saturday. Abdul Rahim Ayubi, a lawmaker from Kandahar, Hamayun Hamayun from Khost, Mohammad...
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Census law amended against Constitution: MPs

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Jan 20, 2018 - 19:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some lawmakers on Saturday termed the joint parliamentary committee’s decision amending the population census law as ‘against the Constitution’. One-hundred and fifteen lawmakers thought a letter have demanded the president cancel...
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MPs welcome Pakistani clerics’ fatwa against suicide attacks

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Jan 17, 2018 - 18:52
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Afghan lawmakers on Wednesday welcomed an Islamic directive or fatwa issued by hundreds of Pakistani clerics in a book released on Tuesday, borbidding suicide bombings as haram.
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Wolesi Jirga OKs budget with hike in development spending

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Jan 17, 2018 - 15:08
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday approved the national budget for 2018, with an increase of 17 billion afghanis in development funds. The Afghan fiscal year began on December 22. Earlier, Meshrano Jirga -- or upper house of the...
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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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