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The National Assembly (Pashto: ملی شوراMili Shura, Persian: شورای ملیShura-e Milli), also known as the Parliament of Afghanistan, or simply as the Afghan Parliament,[2] is the national legislature of Afghanistan. It is a bicameral body, comprising two chambers:

According to Chapter Five of the Constitution of Afghanistan, "the National Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan as the highest legislative organ is the manifestation of the will of its people and represents the whole nation. Every member of the National Assembly takes into judgment the general welfare and supreme interests of all people of Afghanistan at the time of casting their vote".[3]

The National Assembly is located next to the famous Darul Aman Palace in Darulaman, which is the southwestern section of Kabul where many important national institutions are found.[4] The current building for the Assembly was built by India as part of its contribution in the rebuilding of Afghanistan.[5] It was inaugurated in late 2015 by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his guest Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India.[6] The current Parliament was inaugurated on April 26, 2019 after being sworn in by Ghani.[7][8]

Duties of the National Assembly

Ratification, modification or abrogation of laws or legislative decrees; Approval of social, cultural, economic as well as technological development programs; Approval of the state budget as well as permission to obtain or grant loans; Creation, modification and or abrogation of administrative units; Ratification of international treaties and agreements, or abrogation of membership of Afghanistan in them; Other authorities enshrined in this Constitution.

The Wolesi Jirga (House of People)Supreme Court
Chief Justice