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    UK’s 13-year combat mission ends

    KABUL (Pajhwok): British troops on Sunday formally ended combat operations in southern Helmand province, paving the ground for the final transfer of security to the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), ISAF said.


    UN welcomes provincial council results

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations on Sunday welcomes Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) announcement of the final results from the April provincial council polls.


    MPs visit Bamyan to assess women’s problems

    BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): A parliamentary delegation has been in central Bamyan province to assess problems facing women, an official said on Saturday.


    PC results to empower institutions: IDLG

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) on Saturday welcomed the long-awaited announcement of final results from the April provincial council (PC) polls as a key step toward empowering state institutions.


    Gilani suggests parleys with insurgents

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Hezb-i-Mahaz-i-Milli Islami leader Syed Hamid Gilani on Saturday suggested the armed opposition should also be included in the national unity process.


    Female prisoners facing legal issues: activist

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Prisoners held at the women’s jail in northern Balkh province, unhappy with court decisions, have been facing legal issues, a rights activist said on Saturday.


    Lawmakers want election chiefs sacked

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Members of the lower house of the parliament on Saturday called for the accountability of the election commission chiefs, blaming them for making the electoral process controversial.


    Provincial poll results unveiled after 7 months

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday announced the final results from the provincial council elections that were held seven months ago. 


    Cabinet approves draft annual budget

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Cabinet has approved the draft annual budget for the Afghan calendar fiscal year 1394, which begins on March 22, with a total outlay of 422 billion afghanis -- showing a 10.4 billion afs deficit.