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    Kabul, Islamabad enter new blame game

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan officials and political observers on Monday rejected as baseless assertions by Pakistan's foreign ministry officials that Islamabad was finding it difficult to work with President Hamid Karzai in making peace with rebels.



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    President urged not to sign BSA with US

    KABUL (PAN): A strong opponent of permanent foreign bases in the country, the National Unity Front of Afghanistan on Monday urged President Hamid Karzai not to sign a bilateral security agreement with the US if he really respected national sovereignty.



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    Ministries asked to draft law on census

    KABUL (PAN): The Council of Ministers on Monday ordered the drafting of a new law on population census, the Office of the Administrative Affairs said.



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    Voter registration delayed

    KABUL (PAN): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday announced delaying the voter registration process for 2014 presidential and provincial council polls was delayed by a month.



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    House panel heads debating draft poll law

    KABUL (PAN): Members of the Wolesi Jirga -- lower house of parliament -- on Monday started a debate on a draft electoral that would be placed before a general session two weeks later.



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    7 ministers to appear before MPs next week

    KABUL (PAN): The Wolesi Jirga has asked seven ministers to appear before it next Monday and Wednesday, an official said on Monday.



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    Ludin stresses regional cooperation

    KABUL (PAN): Next month’s international conference in Almaty, part of the Istanbul process aimed to stabilise Afghanistan, would offer a change of resolving regional issues, Deputy Foreign Minister Javed Ludin said on Monday.



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    Karzai wins Kerry’s praise for peace, poll plans

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai called Monday a good day when the US military finally ceded full control of the Bagram detention facility to his administration -- removing a major irritant in relations between the two countries.



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    Kerry, Kayani discuss Afghan peace drive

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and US Secretary of State John Kerry have discussed the Afghan-led reconciliation process, the military said Monday.