LASHKARGAH/ASADABAD (Pajhwok): At least 45 ballot boxes have been quarantined in southern Helmand province, while a vote recount of 10 ballot boxes is underway in eastern Kunar province, officials said on Thursday.
KABUL (Pajhwok): Concerned over the disappearance of a veteran Taliban leader, Agha Jan Mutasim, in the UAE, the High Peace Council (HPC) on Thursday said hidden and unhidden hands had always been there to sabotage the Afghan peace process when a breakthrough was expected.
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Some public representatives of northern Jawzjan province in Wolesi Jirga and provincial council were leveling allegations against each other of not interested to address problems of their constituencies.
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Wednesday said ballot boxes, which had been quarantined, would be investigated next week in the presence of local and foreign observers.
KABUL (Pajhwok): A senior UN mission official on Wednesday said the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) needed support to safeguard impartiality and transparency in their work.
KABUL (Pajhwok): By a majority vote, the Wolesi Jirga or the lower house of parliament on Wednesday approved a law on value-added tax aimed at increasing the government’s revenues in the face of reducing foreign aid.
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Independent Election Commission (IEC) officials on Wednesday started recounting suspect votes in southern Kandahar province following allegations of fraud and other irregularities in the April 5 elections, an official said.