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    48,000 votes invalidated so far: IEC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) chief on Sunday said more than 48,000 votes had been thrown out so far during four rounds of the invalidation process.



    Governance,Social

    Ghoris want next president to disarm illegal groups

    FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): Residents of western Ghor province say the next president should appoint qualified individuals on government posts and disarm illegal armed groups and implement reconstruction projects in the province.



    Governance

    Tribal elders want early vote results

     GARDEZ/MAIDAN SHAHAR (Pajhwok): Tribal elders in southeastern Paktia and central Maidan Wardak provinces urged the electoral commissions to announce the election results without further delay.



    Governance

    Karzai urged to stay until his successor takes oath

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) chief on Sunday urged President Hamid Karzai not to leave office until his successor was sworn-in.



    Governance

    Mohammadi chosen to attend NATO summit

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Security Council (NSC) on Sunday decided to send Defence Minister Bismillah Mohammadi to attend next week’s crucial NATO summit in the UK because of the impasse over the presidential election.



    Governance,Social

    Kandaharis spell out demands on next president

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of southern Kandahar province say they want the next president to improve security, electricity, extend government’s writ to remote areas, eliminate corruption, improve education, economy and ensure honourable return of Afghan refugees.



    Governance

    4 polling stations votes found valid

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaint Commission (IECC) on Sunday found votes of four ballot boxes valid out of a total 64 polling stations.



    Governance

    Above 80pc votes audited: IEC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A total of 19,047 ballot boxes or 83 percent ballots cast during the June presidential runoff elections were audited as of Saturday evening, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced on Sunday.



    Governance,Security and Crime

    2 protesters dead, hundreds hurt in Islamabad clash

    KABUL (Pajhwok): At least two protesters have been killed and hundreds other wounded in clashes between police and supporters of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad.



    Governance

    Vote audit to end in few days: IEC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday said the vote audit process would be completed over the next few days and final result would be announced soon.