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.
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.
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.
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Taliban insurgents captured Shakh Bazaar area in the Qaisar district of northern Faryab province on Sunday soon after security forces departed after election duty, the governor said.
KABUL (Pajhwok): Counting of votes cast during Saturday’s presidential and provincial council polls has finished in most of the provinces with sensitive electoral materials taken back to local Independent Election Commission (IEC) offices in 15 provinces, an official said on Sunday.