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    KABUL (Pajhwok): President-elect Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Monday issued an impassioned clarion call to action, promising a clean, efficient and service-oriented administration.

    Sep 22, 2014 - 20:24

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The political agreement on a unity government has ended the electoral deadlock and steered the nation out of difficult phase, President Hamid Karzai said at the last Cabinet meeting he chaired on Monday.


    Osmani takes Pakistan shelling issue to UN

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan government on Monday announced the foreign minister would raise the issue of Pakistani shelling of Afghanistan’s border provinces at the United Nations General Assembly.


    Oath-taking ceremony arrangements finalised

    KABUL (Pajhwok): All arrangements for the oath-taking ceremony of the newly-elected president slated for Monday (Sept 29) have been finalised and invitations sent to the heads of friendly countries to attend the event, an official said on Monday.


    FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): Various unwanted factors have led to the closure of more than 80 percent of female schools in western Ghor province, it is learnt.

    Ghor is home to some 8000 registered...


    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A member of the Kandahar provincial council on Tuesday said the prolonged electoral crisis had adversely affected every sphere of life and people had lost the address...


    EU observers allege large-scale fraud

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The European Union Election Assessment Team (EU EAT) on Monday took note of the Independent Election Commission’s failure to give precise final tallies of the presidential candidates.


    Provincial polls: Decision on complaints soon

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Complaints about the provincial council elections held in early April would be addressed soon, the electoral watchdog said on Monday -- a day after the presidential vote result was unveiled.

    Security and Crime

    14 police detained on criminal charges

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Fourteen police officials have been detained on charges of committing different crimes, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Monday.


    Balkh governor endorses unity govt

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The governor of northern Balkh province on Monday said he was not against the unity government decision, but he had been hoping people’s real determination towards democracy would be given a priority.


    IEC under fire for not releasing vote totals

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some political analysts on Monday said not releasing vote totals from the June runoff by the Independent Election Commission (IEC) was against the Constitution.


    Helmandis stress need for reforms

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Residents of southern Helmand province have urged the unity government to bury past differences and strive for change and reforms.


    Obama, Ban promise support to president-elect

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US President Barack Obama on Sunday called president-elect Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and CEO-designate Dr Abdullah Abdullah on reaching an agreement on a unity government, the White House said.

    Security and Crime,Education,Features

    80pc of girls’ schools remain closed in Ghor

    FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): Various unwanted factors have led to the closure of more than 80 percent of female schools in western Ghor province, it is learnt.

    Security and Crime

    Taliban kill 2 soldiers, take 9 others hostage

     KABUL (Pajhwok): Two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and three civilians have been killed in separate security incidents in different parts of the country, officials said on Monday.


    Taliban reject new govt, vow to fight on

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Rejecting the announcement of the new unity government in Afghanistan as a product of false elections, the Taliban on Monday said they would continue to fight against it.


    ISAF commander greets Ahmadzai, Abdullah

    KABUL (Pajhwok): International Security Assistance Force Commander John F. Campbell on Monday congratulated president-elect Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah.