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    AJNU hails Karzai’s pardon for journalists

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan National Journalists’ Union (AJNU) on Wednesday welcomed President Hamid Karzai’s pardon for local journalists and requested him to issue formal decree to prosecutors and courts.



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    In Andar, bride price fixed at 300,000 afs

    GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Religious scholars from the Taliban-infested Andar district of southern Ghazni province have decided against underage marriage, fixing the bride price -- known as vulvar in local parlance -- at 300,000 afghanis ($5,500).



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    Women rally against murder of sisters-in-law

    TIRINKOT (PAN): A large number of women staged a protest demonstration in central Uruzgan province on Saturday against the killing of a female teacher and a policewoman.



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    Handicrafts, artefacts go on display

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF/ HERAT CITY (PAN): Two exhibitions showcasing hundreds a wide variety handicrafts and artefacts -- began simultaneously in Balkh and Herat provinces on Tuesday, officials said.



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    AACN appreciates Pajhwok reports on graft

    KABUL (PAN): Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) has received an appreciation letter from the Afghan Civil Society and Afghan Anti-Corruption Network (AACN) in recognition of its investigative reports on corruption.



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    Private TV station ordered to suspend broadcasts

    KABUL (PAN): The Attorney General Office (AGO) on Sunday ordered a privately-run television channel “Zhwandoon” to suspend airing its programmes after the station came under widespread criticism from different circles over a political talk-show discussing tribes.



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    Heratis rally against new identity cards

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    HERAT CITY (PAN): Hundreds of people on Wednesday staged a protest in the capital city of the western Herat in support of inclusion of words Afghan and religion in new computerized national identity cards.



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    Women's magazine hits stalls in Bamyan

    BAMYAN CITY (PAN): The first-ever magazine focusing on women's issues and creating awareness among them has been launched in central Bamyan province.  



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    ‘Good Youth’ competition held in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): More than 2,000 youngsters participated in a completion -- “Good Youth” -- arranged by the Jamiat-i-Islah Society in Kabul on Friday.



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    NAI wants info law approved before polls

    KABUL (PAN): A media advocacy organisation, NAI, on Tuesday asked the government to send forthwith a draft law on access to information to the parliament for approval before the April 5 elections.<