KABUL (PAN): A National Democratic Institute (NDI) delegation has proposed several recommendations to the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on how to hold the next year’s elections transparent, free and nation-wide.
KABUL (PAN): The UN on Monday pledged providing the Afghan government with $13.7 million in aid to help it strengthen reforms in education and justice ministries and the quality-control department, officials said.
KABUL (PAN): Pledging efforts at countering endemic administrative corruption on the International Anti-Corruption Day celebrated April 9, presidential candidates for the April 5 vote on Monday called the rampant menace the legacy of government’s failure to effectively implement the country’s laws.
KABUL (PAN): Two different indelible inks would be used in next year’s landmark presidential elections in order to prevent electoral fraud such as multiple voting, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced on Monday.
KABUL (PAN): Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel, who departed from Islamabad after a brief visit, said on Monday Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan had a “lot of common and mutual interests” and that he looked forward to discussing regional issues.
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai is scheduled to leave neighboring Iran for South Africa to attend the burial ceremony of the late Nelson Mandela, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday.
KABUL (PAN): Foreign Ministry spokesman Janan Musazai on Sunday said the US had requested a meeting between President Hamid Karzai and US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, but the meeting had to be canceled due to the president’s planned visit to Iran.