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    91 Ghazni polling centres’ ballots quarantined

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) has ordered putting ballot boxes of 91 polling stations in the quarantine in southern Ghazni province, where 50 complaints have been filed, an official said on Saturday.



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    IEC: 70pc results prepared

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Result sheets from 5,972 polling centres from across the country have reached the tally centre in Kabul and are being processed, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) said on Saturday.



    Governance

    36 Farah polling centres’ votes quarantined

    FARAH (Pajhwok): Ballot boxes of 36 polling centres had been quarantined in western Farah province, officials said on Saturday. 



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    Iran executes 6 death row Afghans

    TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Iran executed half a dozen Afghans on death row yesterday and is set to hang another seven on Saturday, an official claimed.



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    Rival claims to land lead to murder

    A dispute over ownership of land in Bagrami, Kabul, has led to eight murders. However, the authorities say the land belongs to the government and not to private individuals.



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    Top officials' phone calls can no longer be bugged

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Telephonic conversations of the president, his deputies and some other high-ranking government officials could no longer be tapped, a Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology official said on Friday.



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    Pakistan must cut off ties with Afghan rebels: MP

    ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): A senior opposition leader in the Senate on Friday said Pakistan must break links with Afghan insurgents if Islamabad had to adhere to Article 40 of the Constitution.



    Governance

    Helmand promoted into grade-A province

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Southern Helmand province has been promoted into grade-A province in compliance with a presidential decree and a Cabinet decision, the governor has announced.



    Governance

    UAE lifts restrictions on Mutasim: source

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A veteran Taliban leader and peace negotiator Agha Jan Mutasim has been released from home confinement by authorities in the United Arab Emirate (UAE), a government source confided to Pajhwok Afghan News.



    Governance

    High percentage partial results next week: Noor

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Thursday said it was announcing next week a second batch of partial results of a high percentage from the April 5 presidential elections.