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    HR group concerned at electoral impasse

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A global human rights group on Friday voiced its concern at the dragging election process, urging both campaigns to help in compilation of results at the earliest in accordance with the law.


    Votes from 69 more polling sites invalidated

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Friday declared invalid votes from 69 polling centres and asked for an investigation into ballots from 1,164 others.


    76pc of votes audited, recounted: Commission

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced on Friday more than 76 percent of the votes cast in the presidential polls had been audited and recounted -- a process that is smoothly moving well.

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    Senior Pakistani academic rescued

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Kidnapped four years ago, a senior Pakistani academic has been rescued from Taliban’s captivity, media reports said on Friday.


    Parwan residents pin many hopes on new president

    CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Residents of central Parwan province on Friday urged the next president to focus on delivering security and justice, as well as development of the education sector.


    Find market for local products, govt asked

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan Investment Company (AIC) says it intends to establish a thermal power station having the capacity to produce 40 megawatts of electricity to boost the production of the formerly state-run Ghori Cement Factory in northern Baghlan province.


    Next president asked to bolster security

    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.


    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.


    Results to be ready in few days, says 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.


    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.