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    Pajhwok Afghan News Sms Alert

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential runner Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Monday asked the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to stop releasing further results until fraudulent votes were cleaned out.

    Apr 21, 2014 - 12:14

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA), led by Gulbadin Hekmatyar, has decided not to support any candidate if the elections headed for a second round runoff.


    Vote recount ends tomorrow: Noor

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday said the vote recount process would be complete on Tuesday and a third batch of partial results would be announced soon.


    Separate fake votes before declaring results: MPs to IEC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga --- lower house of parliament --- members on Monday asked the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to withhold preliminary results until fraudulent votes were separated from original ones.


    The country’s deaddiction centres are not able to keep up with the spiraling drug abuse. With nearly 1.6 million addicts including children and women the rampant use of an assortment of drugs has...


    TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): The education director said on Thursday 47 schools remained closed this academic year due to various reasons including insecurity and lack of buildings in central Uruzgan...

    Security and Crime

    30 rebels killed in Qaisar offensive

    MAIMANA (Pajhwok): At least 30 militants, including Pakistanis, have been killed during an operation in Qaisar district of northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Monday.


    Afghanistan flays Iran over Afghans execution

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Monday expressed deep concerns over the execution of Afghan nationals by Iran and demanded Tehran should thoroughly and transparently investigate the matter.


    Mutasim role to move peace process forward vital

    KABUL (Pajhwok): After lifting restrictions on a veteran Taliban leader Mutasim Agha Jan by the UAE authorities some days back, Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Monday said Mutasim could still play a vital role to move the nascent peace process forward.


    Anderson joins Afghans in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan's new cricket academy coach, Peter Anderson from Australia, has started work in Kabul, ahead of the emerging side’s debut at next year's World Cup, the cricket board said on Monday.

    Accidents & Disasters

    Body of Taliban’s shadow governor found

    LASHKARGAH/KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): The dead body of a Taliban’s shadow governor for neighbouring Kandahar province has been found in the Garmsir district of southern Helmand province, sources said on Monday.

    Security and Crime

    Logar police gun down high schoolteacher

    PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Security forces shot dead a high schoolteacher during a brief raid on his home in this capital city of central Logar province, the education director said on Monday.

    Security and Crime

    NDS detains would-be suicide bombers

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) claimed arresting four suspected suicide bombers in northern Jawzjan province, an official said Monday.

    Security and Crime

    Dangerous Maimana inmates shifted to Kabul

    MAIMANA (Pajhwok): After a jailbreak that killed three police guards, 38 dangerous inmates have been shifted from the central jail in northwestern Faryab province to a prison in Kabul, an official said on Monday.


    Probe launched into NATO Kandahar jail

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Appointed by President Hamid Karzai, an investigation team on Sunday arrived from Kabul in southern Kandahar province and held talks with local officials, including the governor, as part their probe into the alleged presence of a NATO-run jail at the Kandahar International Airport.


    UNAMA underlines women inclusion in political process

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General,  Ján  Kubiš,  on Monday underlined the  importance  of  continued meaningful  engagement  and  inclusion  of women in Afghanistan’s political processes.