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    Next president asked to focus on merit, security

    PARAKH (Pajhwok): Residents of central Panjsher province on Monday urged the new president to help eliminate administrative graft, ensure security and remove ethnic and linguistic rifts among the people.


    Ballot invalidation process set in motion

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday started invalidating bogus votes in the presence of observes and media representatives, as the audit exercise gained momentum, an official said.


    New president to attend NATO summit: Karzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): His successor would represent Afghanistan at the upcoming NATO summit in the United Kingdom, President Hamid Karzai said on Sunday, ruling out further delay in announcement of election results.


    Normal ballot audit set to end today


    KABUL (Pajhwok): The vote auditing process is set to conclude this evening while the invalidation exercise will kick off tomorrow, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced on Sunday.

    Governance,Security and Crime

    Islamabad continues aiding terrorists: MoI

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Kabul on Sunday once again accused Islamabad of continuing to fuel instability in Afghanistan, claiming the Pakistan Army was aiding 168 terrorist groups against Afghan forces.


    Samangan pins hopes on new president

    AIBAK (Pajhwok): Residents of northern Samangan province have urged the new president to act in accordance with the teachings of the holy Quran and work hard to eliminate administrative graft, ensure security and encourage foreign aid.


    Karzai, VPs meet presidential runners

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Amid growing calls for the early completion of the election process, President Hamid Karzai and his deputies met the presidential contenders on Sunday.


    Insecurity tied to electoral deadlock

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Defence analysts believed the dragging electoral process has led escalating insecurity across the country, besides creating uncertainty among the masses.


    Cooperation vital to early audit completion: UN

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations has urged the campaigns of Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani to cooperate fully with the electoral authorities to bring the audit to completion at the earliest possible.


    US defends Pakistani inmates’ release

    KABUL (Pajhwok): After the Afghan government expressed its reservations regarding the release of Pakistani prisoners, the US Defence Department said the “detainees were transferred with appropriate security assurances, which include a criminal investigation.”