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    Ballot boxes shifted to Lashkargah

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): With the exception of Nawzad and Musa Kala districts, ballot boxes from all parts of southern Helmand province have been transferred to Lashkargah, the capital, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) said on Monday.



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    Journalists harassed on Election Day: NAI

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A free media advocacy organisation on Monday praised Afghan security forces for protecting voters on the Election Day, but lamented mistreatment of journalists.



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    MPs to grill IEC bosses on ballot paper issue

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Monday decided to summon Independent Election Commission (IEC) officials over a shortage of ballot papers in several provinces during Saturday’s presidential and provincial council polls.



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    No election complaint in Takhar so far

    TALOQAN (Pajhwok): No election complaint has been registered against any presidential candidate so far in northern Takhar province, local officials said on Monday.



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    Rebel leader among 12 killed in Faryab

    MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A rebel leader was among a dozen suspects killed and in a spate of clashes with police in northern Faryab province, officials said on Monday.



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    NDI wants observers to follow vote count

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A US-based organisation on Monday underlined the need for observers to follow the tallying and complaints process to help ensure the integrity of the April 5 presidential and provincial elections.



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    Iranian MPs OK anti-terror pact with Pakistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Iranian parliament has approved an enhanced security cooperation pact aimed at combating terrorist groups in border areas, a news report said on Monday.



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    Polls a step forward in power transfer: Ban

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The UN secretary-general on Sunday congratulated Afghans for the successful conduct of elections, noting the polls marked an important step forward in first democratic transition of power in the country.



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    Sharif hopes for peaceful transfer of power

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Pakistani prime minister on Sunday called Afghanistan a brotherly country, pledging to work in collaboration with new Afghan leaders for bringing peace and tranquility to the region.



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    2 senior police officers suspended

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Two senior police officials have been suspended in northern Baghlan province for negligence in duty and committing fraud during Saturday’s elections, the authorities said on Sunday.