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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.



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    Taliban capture Shakh Bazaar area in Faryab

    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.



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    Over 1,200 complaints lodged so far: IECC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Sunday said it had registered so far 1,269 complaints regarding Saturday’s elections.



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    Votes cast at all Balkh polling centres

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Votes were cast on Saturday in all polling centres across northern Balkh province, where the turnout was double in comparison with past elections, an official said on Sunday.



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    India calls Afghan polls rejection of terror

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai has guided Afghanistan with great wisdom and statesmanship since 2001, the Indian government says.



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    Votes tallied in most provinces: IEC

    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.



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    Fraud-based results unacceptable: Rassoul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Calling himself a front-line candidate, Zalmai Rassoul on Sunday said the Afghans would not accept a president elected through vote fraud and rigging.



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    World hails Afghan vote as historic

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The US-led international community on Saturday greeted Afghans on the historic elections, promising continued partnership with the new government on the basis of mutual respect.