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    Governance

    High percentage partial poll results next week: Noor

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Thursday said it was announcing next week a second batch of partial results of a high percentage from the April 5 presidential elections.



    Governance

    Kabul, NATO must better manage border: Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): The Foreign Office in Islamabad on Thursday urged Kabul administration to put in place strong measures for better management of the border between the two neighbouring countries and to check illegal cross-border movement.



    Governance

    US now focused on South-Central Asia economies

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Preparing to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan by this year’s end, the US is now focused on connecting the economies of South and Central Asia, a top President Obama administration official said Wednesday.



    Governance

    Karzai for final poll results on schedule

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Dubbing the April 5 vote a giant leap forward in achieving peace and stability, President Hamid Karzai on Thursday hoped for the final results to be announced to the waiting masses on schedule.



    Governance

    Afghanistan likely to get EITI membership this year

     KABUL (Pajhwok): Officials of Afghanistan Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (AEITI) informed on Thursday they were striving hard to get membership of the Extractive Industries Tra



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    SCA to spend 320m afghanis in Wardak this year

    MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) would spend 320 million afghanis in central Maidan Wardak province on various projects this year, an official said on Thursday.



    Governance

    Pakistan decides to continue peace talks with Taliban

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Deciding to continue peace talks with the Taliban on a slow pace based on a wait and see policy, a powerful Pakistani committee on Thursday reaffirmed the government’s resolve to improve relations with neighbouring countries.



    Governance

    45 ballot boxes quarantined in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH/ASADABAD (Pajhwok): At least 45 ballot boxes have been quarantined in southern Helmand province, while a vote recount of 10 ballot boxes is underway in eastern Kunar province, officials said on Thursday.



    Governance

    HPC concerned about Mutasim’s disappearance

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Concerned over the disappearance of a veteran Taliban leader, Agha Jan Mutasim, in the UAE, the High Peace Council (HPC) on Thursday said hidden and unhidden hands had always been there to sabotage the Afghan peace process when a breakthrough was expected.



    Governance

    Jawzjan public reps indifferent to address problems

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Some public representatives of northern Jawzjan province in Wolesi Jirga and provincial council were leveling allegations against each other of not interested to address problems of their constituencies.