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    Sar-i-Pul governor hits out at global fraternity

    KABUL (PAN): The governor of Sar-i-Pul on Thursday accused the international community of failing to undertake development projects in the northern province over the past nine years.



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    Female runner claims harassment from male rival

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PAN): A female parliamentary candidate in northern Sari-i-Pul province on Thursday said a male rival had issued a death threat against her, but the alleged contender rejected the accusations as baseless.



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    Pentagon blames Taliban for civilian deaths

    WASHINGTON (PAN): While the US-led forces are committed to protecting Afghan citizens, even during the conflict, Taliban are killing civilians at an alarming rate, the Pentagon alleged on Wednesday.



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    Manawi asks candidates to stop hosting TV shows

    KABUL (PAN): The head of the Afghan electoral body, Fazl Ahmad Manawi, on Thursday asked poll candidates to stop presenting television and radio shows.



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    Community police needed in Afghanistan: Britain

    KABUL (PAN): The British envoy in Afghanistan, William Patey, on Thursday said his government supports a plan to arm locals to defend their communities against militant attacks.



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    NSC approves creation of new local police force

    KABUL (PAN): The National Security Council (NSC), at a meeting chaired by President Hamid Karzai, on Wednesday endorsed the establishment ofnew local police force, the Presidential Palace said.



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    Karzai to reveal security transition plan

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai will present his plan for the transition of control of security from international soldiers to Afghans at the Kabul International Conference on July 20, an official said on Wednesday.



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    Number of poppy-free provinces goes up to 23

    KABUL (PAN): Poppy cultivation has been reduced to zero in 23 provinces of Afghanistan, which accounts for more than 90 percent of the world's total opium production, an official said on Wednesday.



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    No blanket clearance to delisting request: Holbrooke

    WASHINGTON (PAN): The US has ruled out giving blanket clearance to 10 Taliban leaders the Afghan government has asked to have removed from a UN blacklist. However, a top US official said that the names would be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.



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    US mission should strengthen ANA: Senators

    WASHINGTON (PAN): Two influential senators have said the sole mission of the United States should be to strengthen the Afghan National Army; which has emerged as the most respected Afghan institution in the post-Taliban era.