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Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Kabul (BNA)  Dr. Jamahir anwari, minister of refugees and returnees refused the accusation made by head of complaints commission for Mishrani Jirga Dr. Zalmay Zabuli, Anwari said, “I considered the statement and allegations made by Dr. Zabuli as prejudice.” Zabuli in a news conference accused Jamahir Anwari of appointment unskilled and inexperienced individuals as advisors for his ministry. 
The ministry of refugees and returnees asserted general directors and advisors of the ministry have no blood relations with him and rejected all accusations and allegations made against him. 
Dr. Anwari added Dr. Zalmay Zabuli, head of the complaints commission for Mishrano Jirga had to contact with him, adding if Zabuli did so, he would be provided all verifications and proofs. 
Dr. Anwari also said the ministry of refugees and returnees has spent 48% of the development budget of 1389 according to documents provided by ministry of finance.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Kabul (BNA) With a majority vote, the Wolesi Jirga on Monday, approved two agreements on cooperation with Turkmenistan and the International Law Development Organization (IDLO). 
The agreement with Turkmenistan envisages increased cooperation in areas of economic, culture, development and fuel extraction. 
The accords were approved after being referred to the lower house of parliament by commissions on international affairs and justice, MP Dr. Jafar Mehdavi told this news agency, the 19-article agreement with Turkmenistan was focused on friendship, respect for each other’s territorial integrity, national sovereignty and cooperation in economic, culture and fuel extraction sectors. 
Among the 128 MPs present, 123 voted in favor of the cooperation pact. 
The accord with the IDLO is focused on cooperation with the Afghan justice sector. 
The pact was approved by a majority of lawmakers. 
Speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi said IDLO would help strengthen the capacity of courts, attorney offices and the justice ministry under the agreement. 
Headquartered in Italy, IDLO has a decade long history of cooperation with the Afghan government, said Mohammad Abda, a lawmaker representing northern Balkh province. He said the agreement would help reform the judicial system.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Taliban have confirmed Mullah Ubaidullah Akhund, deputy of Mullah Mohammad Omar and former minister of defense for Taliban regime has died in a prison in Pakistan. 
A purported Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid in a statement sent to media said. “Based on reports delivered to Mullah Ubaidullah’s family, he passed away due to heart disease on 5th March 2010 in a prison in Karachi of Pakistan.” 
The spokesman added it is not yet clear that Mullah Ubaidullah has died due to the illness or was killed during tortures in the prison. 
Mullah Ubaidullah was detained in Jan 2007 in Balochistan province of Pakistan and was put to prison. 
Mullah Ubaidullah was appointed as minister of defense when Taliban controlled Kabul in 1996 and after falling of the Taliban, Mullah Omar appointed Mullah Ubaidullah as his deputy.

Monday, February 13, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Nematullah Ghafari people’s representative from Helmand at the House of People was elected as the second secretary in an open voting at the general session of the house. 
In the second round of election that took place Sunday, Nematullah Ghafari and Shah Jahan could not get adequate votes and the election was taken to its third round. 
Prior to the election Mohammad Aref and Shah Jahan took off their candidacy and it was postponed for yesterday. 
At the general meeting chaired by its speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, Nematullah Ghafari by an open voting got the post.