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    Next president asked to bolster security, economy

    PUL-I-KHUMRY (Pajhwok): The residents of northern Baghlan province on Thursday urged new president should help eliminate foreign meddling in country’s affairs and bolster security and law and order.



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    UN rules out audit completion by Sept. 2

     KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations top diplomat on Thursday said completing the vote audit process would not be possible by Sept. 2, when President Karzai wants his successor to be inaugurated.



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    No hindrance to vote audit: IEC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Thursday said the vote audit process was proceeding in the presence of Afghan and international observers.



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    Sort out rifts and move ahead, candidates told

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Powerful tribal leader Haji Din Mohammad on Thursday urged the presidential candidates to put aside their differences to end the electoral crisis, saying Afghanistan was passing through a critical juncture.



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    27 Pakistanis detained in Paktika

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan Border Police (ABP) has detained 27 Pakistani citizens, most of them armed, in southeastern Paktika province, the Ministry of Interior said on Thursday.



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    Don’t test people’s patience, Abdullah asked

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Governor of southeastern Paktia province Juma Khan Hamdard on Thursday warned the Reform and Unanimity team against testing the masses’ patience with inordinate demands.



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    UK, US call for early formation of unity govt

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Top British and American officials have urged the presidential candidates to honour their agreement on the formation of government of national unity.



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    IECC begins investigating complaints

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaint Commission (IECC) on Thursday embarked on the complaint investigation process in the second shift at an open hearing in Kabul, an official said.



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    Pakistan backs Afghan democratic transition

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Asserting its policy of non-interference in Afghanistan, Pakistan has reiterated its support for a peaceful democratic transition in the war-battered country.



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    Candidates to accept results, hopes US

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Asserting that it will be premature to draw conclusions from the vote audit, the United States on Wednesday hoped the two presidential candidates would accept its outcome.