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    Sherzai says in talks with rivals on alliance

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Presidential contender Gul Agha Sherzai on Monday said he was in talks with a number of rival candidates on forming an election alliance and the outcome would be known soon.

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    Mines sector can generate a million jobs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Former minister of mines and petroleum Ibrahim Adil has said the mining sector of Afghanistan has greater potential that can generate one million jobs for the Afghan youth.


    Afghanistan to be made economic hub: Qayyum

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential contender Abdul Qayyum Karzai has pledged to make Afghanistan an economic hub of the region, build close trade ties with neighbouring countries if he is elected in the April vote. 


    Voting unlikely in 18 polling stations: Nuristani

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The governor said on Thursday people would not be able to cast their votes at 18 of the total 72 polling stations designated in eastern Nuristan province due to escalating insecurity.


    Rule of law a panacea to militancy: Amin Arsala

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential contender Hidayat Amin Arsala says good governance, rule of law and speedy dispensation of justice tend to discourage the scourge of growing militancy and instability in Afghanistan.


    Tangible peace to dominate other priorities: Nadir Naim

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Sardar Mohammad Nader Naeem, the presidential contender says if he is elected as president he will eliminate the menace of corruption, ensure rule of law and push forward the nasce


    BSA to keep terrorists at bay: Sherzai

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential contender Mohammad Shafiq Gul Agha Sherzai has warned if the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) is not signed and foreign troops leave, Afghanistan will once again emerge as a terrorist sanctuary.

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    Number of factories doubles in Balkh

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The number of factories has more than doubled this solar year in northern Balkh province, a trader representative said on Tuesday.

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    ‘Rebels receiving arms from Pakistan’

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Border police claim weapons are being smuggled into eastern provinces through various land routes from Pakistan for distribution to militants.

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    Logar police chief fires inefficient officers

    PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A number of police official in central Logar province have been sacked in an attempt to bring reform and efficiency to the force, the police chief said on Saturday.