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    12,000 women to check female voters on voting day

    KABUL (PAN): As many as 12,000 women, including schoolteachers, will be on hand to check women going into polling stations on September 18, the day of the parliamentary election.



    Governance

    3 IEC staffers dismissed

    AIBAK (PAN): Three employees of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) have been fired for having close links with parliamentary candidates in northern Samangan province, officials said on Wednesday.



    Governance,Health

    Burning Quran puts aid workers at risk: Afghan NGO

    KABUL (PAN): A coordinating body for nongovernmental organisations in Afghanistan on Wednesday warned that the decision by a small Florida church to burn Qurans on September 11 could put the lives of aid workers at risk.



    Governance

    Poll assessment MoU signed with EU

    KABUL (PAN): The European Union and Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (IEC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) concerning assessment of the upcoming Wolesi Jirga ballot, EU said on Wednesday.



    Governance,Security and Crime,Education,Culture

    Burning Quran puts aid workers at risk: Afghan NGO

    (Update 1)KABUL (PAN): A coordinating body for nongovernmental organisations in Afghanistan on Wednesday warned that the decision by a small Florida church to burn copies of the Quran on September 11 could put the lives of aid workers at risk.



    Governance

    Eight more candidates disqualified

    KABUL (PAN): The Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) has disqualified eight more candidates for the September 18 parliamentary vote, an official said on Wednesday.



    Governance

    UK's envoy to Afghanistan quits

    KABUL (PAN): Sherard Cowper-Coles, Britain's outspoken special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, has stood down from his position with immediate effect, the foreign ministry in London said on Wednesday.



    Governance

    Stay fair in election coverage, media urged

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghan National Journalist Association has called on media outlets to be fair, accurate and reliable in reporting events pertaining to the September 18 parliamentary election.



    Governance

    SAFMA calls for Eid ceasefire

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan chapter of the South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) Tuesday stoutly supported peace talks between the government and insurgent who renounce violence and recognise the Afghan constitution.



    Governance

    Karzai praises Dutch support to Afghanistan

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday praised Holland as one of the countries that realistically wanted to see a positive change in Afghans' lives both in civil and military spheres.