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    MPs urge Ahmadzai to name ‘clean’ Cabinet

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Hailing recent measures by the new government, a number of Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday asked President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai not to appoint graft-tainted former officials and ministers as members of the new Cabinet.



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    Women in Khost demand justice and peace

    KHOST (Pajhwok): Women social activists and community leaders in the south eastern Khost province urged upon the new President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Saturday to strive for peace in the country and ensure gender justice while distributing power.



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    President eyes creation of intellectual centre

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has called upon literary figures to come up with proposals on bringing into being an intellectual centre that works for development of literature as well as theorising identity in archaeology.



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    In search of experts for Cabinet: Ahmadzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has been looking for expert and competent individuals to appoint them as Cabinet ministers and departmental heads, his office said on Friday.



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    Ghani, UN officials discuss Pul-i-Charkhi Jail

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has urged Kabul-based UN officials to help his government establish a well-equipped literacy centre and a health clinic inside the Pul-i-Charkhi Jail.



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    IECC decision on results has problems: Noor

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Friday confirmed receiving the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC)’s decision on final results from the April provincial council polls, but added the ruling had some problems.



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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.