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    US envoy Holbrooke in Kandahar

    KANDAHAR (PAN): The US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, was in Kandahar on Monday for talks with elders and officials on an Afghan-led operation to rid the southern province of the Taliban.



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    Karzai issued fresh warning on cabinet

    KABUL (PAN): Setting a Wednesday deadline for President Hamid Karzai to introduce his remaining cabinet picks, the Wolesi Jirga on Monday warned it would stop debating bills if the introduction was further delayed.



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    Commission on cards to enter talks with Taliban: Weesa

    KANDAHAR (PAN): Kandahar's governor, Tooryalai Weesa, on Monday said a commission was being formed to negotiate with the Taliban and resolve key issues in the southern province such as allegations of land seizures.



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    Another anti-corruption body to establish soon

    KABUL (PAN): The six-members of a new anti-corruption committee are expected to be named in the coming week so that the body can start work before the Kabul Conference next month, a top official has said.



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    Nuristan elders want talks with Taliban

    JALALABAD (PAN): Officials in eastern Nuristan province say tribal elders had formed a 40-member jirga to hold talks with the Taliban.



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    Bismillah picked for interior minister slot

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai has chosen General Bismillah Khan Mohammadi, Afghan National Army Chief of Staff, as his cabinet nominee for the slot of interior minister, it was reliably learnt on Sunday.



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    Karzai likely to name his remaining cabinet picks next week

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai is expected to introduce his remaining cabinet ministers next week to the Wolesi Jirga for a vote of confidence, the speaker of the lower house said on Saturday.



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    Call for action against Punjabi Taliban

    PESHAWAR (PAN): Nationalist politicians, elders and leaders of different other organisations in Pakistan have called on its government and the United States to take action against rapidly growing Taliban activities in the Punjab province.



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    Sherzai discusses security situation with tribal chiefs

    JALALABAD (PAN): Nangarhar governor on Saturday chaired a meeting of tribal elders, religious scholars and influential from different districts of the eastern province to discuss security and the issue of government land occupation by powerful men.



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    Accountability Week launched in Khost

    KHOST CITY (PAN): The first-ever 'Accountability Week,' involving open meetings of department heads as part of a strategy to fight administrative corruption, was launched in the southeastern province of Khost on Saturday.