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    Pajhwok Afghan News Sms Alert

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Deputy Works Minister Ahmad Shah Wahid has been rescued from his kidnappers by police, the Ministry of Interior said on Wednesday.

    Apr 23, 2014 - 16:25

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday agreed to firm up a new date for summoning again Da Afghanistan Bank governor Noorullah Dilawari and deciding his fate after he failed to appear before the assembly twice.


    Delay to allow for vote audit: Noor

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Delaying by two days the release of preliminary results from the April 5 presidential elections, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday said it would still release a third set of partial results on Thursday.


    Fewer troops a fatal mistake: Republicans

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US Senators on Tuesday warned the Obama administration against leaving a fewer number of troops in Afghanistan beyond this year, saying it would be a fatal mistake.


    A dispute over ownership of land in Bagrami, Kabul, has led to eight murders. However, the authorities say the land belongs to the government and not to private individuals. An...


    KABUL (Pajhwok): Mines Minister Mohammad Akbar Barakzai on Monday said recent geological surveys and maps by the US Geological Survey to locate and identify Afghanistan’s myriad rich mineral...


    UNAMA lauds efforts at vote transparency

    KABUL (Pajhwok):The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Wednesday it was encouraged by steps taken by the two Afghan national electoral institutions to continuously increase transparency around the counting of votes.


    Balance in poll results from provinces stressed

    KABUL (Pajhwok): As a planned full results from the April elections were delayed until Saturday, civil society activists and members of tribal councils on Wednesday asked the two electoral bodies to maintain a balance among provinces with regard to releasing partial returns.


    14 media outlets fined for law violation

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The media commission of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday fined 13 television channels and a radio network for violation of laws during election campaign, an official said.


    MPs want final results in stipulated time

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday asked the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to announce the final results from the April 5 elections in the stipulated time.

    Security and Crime

    Police among 2 killed in fresh spate of violence

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Two civilians and an Afghan Local Police (ALP) official were killed and two other civilians injured during separate incidents of violence in eastern Nangarhar and western Farah provinces, officials said on Wednesday.

    Women,Security and Crime

    Faryab women protest against warlord

    MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A large number of weeping women on Wednesday staged a protest rally in northern Faryab province, accusing a local commander of sexually abusing and murdering young girls and children during a bloody clash with civilians.


    Vote recounting process in Balkh completed

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Wednesday said recount process of the April 5 election votes in northern Balkh province completed while the votes of three ballot boxes invalidated.

    Security and Crime

    4 policemen killed, 3 missing in Kandahar

    KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Four policemen were killed in an attack by rebels and three others went missing in the Ghorak district of southern Kandahar province, an official said Wednesday.

    Security and Crime

    Helmand anti-poppy drive fails to hit target

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Officials on Wednesday said they were wrapping up an anti-poppy campaign in southern Helmand province without achieving the target.


    Volunteers launch cleaning of vital Ghor canal

    FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Backed by officials of the irrigation department, volunteers in the central Ghor province on Wednesday started joint efforts to clean the vital canal to ensure uninterrupted water flow to irrigate the fields, an official said.


    Sayyaf to conditionally back future govt

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Trailing presidential candidate Abul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf on Wednesday said they wanted a future government that was in the interest of Islam and Afghanistan and could bring about peace and stability.