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    Ghani links economic prosperity to stability

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has said Afghanistan cannot achieve economic prosperity without peace and stability, which he called the most important job to be done.



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    16 planes scrapped: SIGAR

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Sixteen unusable transport aircraft that the US bought for the Afghan Air Force have been scrapped for pennies on the dollar, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said on Thursday.



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    IWA: Most donors fail to publish project details

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) on Thursday said most donors had failed to publish information about their funds and donations given to Afghanistan over the past 13 years, hindering efforts at transparency.



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    Simultaneous elections idea flopped: Sadat

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Holding two elections simultaneously has proven a failure in Afghanistan, the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) chief said on Thursday.



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    Ahmadzai orders review of prisoners’ cases

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has directed the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) to reinvestigate cases of prisoners held at the Pul-i-Charkhi prison and put the findings on his table until Monday.



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    Watchdog sends complaints outcome to IEC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Thursday sent the outcome of its investigation into complaints from provincial council candidates to the Independent Election Commission (IEC), officials said.



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    Executions an affront to justice: Amnesty

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Amnesty International has called the execution of five men convicted over a gang rape following a series of flawed trials as an affront to justice.



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    New govt urged to honour women’s rights pledges

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Two senior UN officials on Wednesday stressed the need for women’s participation in political and peace processes in Afghanistan and called for incorporation of their perspectives and experiences at all levels of Afghan society.



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    Wolesi Jirga fails to hold general session

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday failed to hold its general session after a majority of the members did not turn up for a second day.



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    Reforming AGO a matter of survival: Ahmadzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai held a consultative session with university teachers, defence lawyers and public prosecutors on reforms in the Attorney General’s Office (AGO), the Presidential Palace said on Wednesday.