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    Karzai orders probe into alleged NATO-run prison

    KABUL (Pajhwok) President Hamid Karzai on Saturday ordered a probe regarding the alleged presence of a prison run by foreign soldiers at the Kandahar International Airport, his office said.



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    Saudi lends support to Afghan peace bid

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Saudi Ambassador to Afghanistan Misfer bin Abdulrahman Al Ghasib on Saturday said the kingdom would facilitate the Afghan-led peace process by adopting all possible measures.



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    Making it to presidency thru fraud unacceptable: Sherzai

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Presidential runner Gul Agha Sherzai on Saturday said he would not endorse a president elected through fraud and such an election would be in violation of national sovereignty.



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    Noor assumes run-off election is likely

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Predicting the likelihood of a run-off election between two leading presidential hopefuls, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday said ballot papers of 523 polling centres had been recounted and of another more than 500 sites being probed.



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    WJ to grill health minister on substandard drugs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament on Saturday summoned Health Minister Suraya Dalil to grill her about low quality drugs at medical stores and nonprofessional health workers serving in various hospitals.



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    Interim govt if nation slides into chaos: Sirat

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A former justice minister and presidential candidate in the 2009 election on Saturday proposed an interim government be installed if the final results from the April 5 vote caused political differences.



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    Dozens of fraud complaints filed in 3 provinces

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Dozens of complaints abbout fraud and other violations during the April 5 polls have been filed in three eastern provinces, an official said on Saturday.



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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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    70pc election results prepared, scanned: IEC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Result sheets from nearly 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.



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    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.