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    Top officials' phone calls can no longer be bugged

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Telephonic conversations of the president, his deputies and some other high-ranking government officials could no longer be tapped, a Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology official said on Friday.



    Governance

    Pakistan must cut off ties with Afghan rebels: MP

    ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): A senior opposition leader in the Senate on Friday said Pakistan must break links with Afghan insurgents if Islamabad had to adhere to Article 40 of the Constitution.



    Governance

    Helmand promoted into grade-A province

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Southern Helmand province has been promoted into grade-A province in compliance with a presidential decree and a Cabinet decision, the governor has announced.



    Governance

    UAE lifts restrictions on Mutasim: source

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A veteran Taliban leader and peace negotiator Agha Jan Mutasim has been released from home confinement by authorities in the United Arab Emirate (UAE), a government source confided to Pajhwok Afghan News.



    Governance

    High percentage partial results next week: Noor

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Thursday said it was announcing next week a second batch of partial results of a high percentage from the April 5 presidential elections.



    Governance

    Kabul, NATO must better manage border: Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): The Foreign Office in Islamabad on Thursday urged Kabul administration to put in place strong measures for better management of the border between the two neighbouring countries and to check illegal cross-border movement.



    Governance

    US now focused on South-Central Asia economies

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Preparing to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan by this year’s end, the US is now focused on connecting the economies of South and Central Asia, a top President Obama administration official said Wednesday.



    Governance

    Karzai for final poll results on schedule

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Dubbing the April 5 vote a giant leap forward in achieving peace and stability, President Hamid Karzai on Thursday hoped for the final results to be announced to the waiting masses on schedule.



    Governance

    Afghanistan likely to get EITI membership this year

     KABUL (Pajhwok): Officials of Afghanistan Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (AEITI) informed on Thursday they were striving hard to get membership of the Extractive Industries Tra



    Governance,Reconstruction,Health

    SCA to spend 320m afghanis in Wardak this year

    MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) would spend 320 million afghanis in central Maidan Wardak province on various projects this year, an official said on Thursday.