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    Ballots boxes from 3 Kunar sites audited

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Saturday announced quarantining ballot boxes from three polling centres in the Nari district of eastern Kunar province.



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    Mullah Mutasim arrives in Kabul from Dubai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A veteran Taliban leader Agha Jan Mutasim arrived in Kabul on Saturday afternoon from Dubai, an official said, about two weeks after the peace negotiator had gone missing in the UAE.



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    Karzai orders probe into alleged NATO-run prison

    KABUL (Pajhwok) President Hamid Karzai on Saturday ordered a probe regarding the alleged presence of a prison run by foreign soldiers at the Kandahar International Airport, his office said.



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    Saudi ready to support Afghan peace bid: envoy

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Saudi Ambassador to Afghanistan Misfer bin Abdulrahman Al Ghasib on Saturday said the kingdom would facilitate the Afghan-led peace process by adopting all possible measures.



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    Victory via fraud unacceptable: Sherzai

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Presidential runner Gul Agha Sherzai on Saturday said he would not endorse a president elected through fraud and such an election would be in violation of national sovereignty.



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    Noor assumes run-off election is likely

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Predicting the likelihood of a run-off election between two leading presidential hopefuls, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday said ballot papers of 523 polling centres had been recounted and of another more than 500 sites being probed.



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    MPs grill Dalil over low quality drugs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament on Saturday summoned Health Minister Suraya Dalil to grill her about low quality drugs at medical stores and nonprofessional health workers serving in various hospitals.



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    Interim govt holds key to avoiding chaos: Sirat

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A former justice minister and presidential candidate in the 2009 election on Saturday proposed an interim government be installed if the final results from the April 5 vote are feared causing  political differences.



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    Dozens of fraud complaints filed in 3 provinces

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Dozens of complaints abbout fraud and other violations during the April 5 polls have been filed in three eastern provinces, an official said on Saturday.



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    91 Ghazni polling centres’ ballots quarantined

    GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) has ordered putting ballot boxes of 91 polling stations in the quarantine in southern Ghazni province, where 50 complaints have been filed, an official said on Saturday.