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    Officials quit jobs after Taliban threats

    KABUL (PAN): A number of religious scholars believe threats to government officials by Taliban to leave their jobs or face death is an act negating Islam.



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    Mullah Omar in Quetta or Karachi: NATO

    KABUL (PAN): The fugitive Taliban supreme leader, Mullah Muhammad Omar, is hiding in either Quetta or Karachi, said a senior ISAF intelligence official on Thursday, ruling out the possibility Omar might be leading his troops in Afghanistan.



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    Ghazni council ignored in executing projects: members

    GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Members of the provincial council in Ghazni have accused government officials of not informing them about contracts regarding reconstruction projects in the southern province.



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    Cleric says it is sinful to vote for women

    KABUL (PAN): An Afghan cleric has said it is a sin to vote for women candidates in the September 18 parliamentary elections.



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    Candidates object to rivals who own media outlets

    KABUL (PAN): A number of parliamentary candidates contesting against those owning media outlets say they are not sure of their success in the September 18 polls.



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    Karzai orders probe into civilian deaths

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai, who on Thursday flew into Iran for a trilateral summit, has ordered an investigation into new reports that several civilians had been killed during in a clash between militants and NATO troops in eastern Nangarhar province.



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    Karzai govt committed to root out corruption: US

    WASHINGTON (PAN): Following the arrest of several senior Afghan officials on corruption charges, the Obama Administration has said Karzai government was committed to root out corruption wherever it exists.



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    Karzai off to Iran for regional summit

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai leading a top Afghan delegation left for Iran on Thursday to attend in trilateral summit with his Iranian and Tajik counterparts, his spokesman said.



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    Need to establish Afghan-Pak study group, Obama told

    WASHINGTON (PAN): A powerful US Congressman on Wednesday urged US President Barack Obama to immediately establish an 'Afghanistan-Pakistan Study Group' which would evaluate US strategy in the region and clarify its mission, goals and objectives for success.



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    Khalili sympathises with Pakistan over losses in floods

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan Vice President Mohammad Karim Khalili on Thursday expressed deep sympathies on behalf of government and people of Afghanistan over the loss of precious lives and devastation caused by torrential rains and floods in Pakistan.