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    New Kabul Bank’s losses continue unabated

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The central bank has been paying tens of thousands of dollars each month over the past three years to cover the losses of the New Kabul Bank, a lawmaker said on Monday.



    Governance

    Karzai orders independent entry test body

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai has directed the Ministry of Higher Education to devise a comprehensive plan for the creation of an independent committee to conduct university entrance tests, his office said on Tuesday.



    Governance

    Senators call for transparent vote count

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Hailing Saturday’s presidential and provincial polls as a success, the Meshrano Jirga on Tuesday asked the electoral institutions to announce the outcome based on genuine votes.



    Governance

    Zakaria makes it to Wolesi Jirga

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) has introduced Eng. Zakaria to the Wolesi Jirga to fill a seat vacated by Mohammad Younus Qanuni after his appointment as first vice-president.



    Governance

    MPs to grill IEC bosses on ballot paper issue

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Monday decided to summon Independent Election Commission (IEC) officials over a shortage of ballot papers in several provinces during Saturday’s presidential and provincial council polls.



    Governance

    Ahmadzai alleges fraud in some areas

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghans exercised their voting right under difficult circumstances, including the threat of insurgent attacks and drizzly weather, but fraud was committed in some areas, one front-line presidential runner said on Saturday.



    Governance

    200 complaints registered so far: IECC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): As voting in the historic democratic elections continued, the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) said on Saturday it had formally received 200 complaints so far.



    Governance

    President Karzai, Qanuni cast ballots

    KABUL (Pajhwok): As millions of Afghans went to the polls, President Hamid Karzai and his deputy Yunus Qanuni on Saturday exercised their voting right.



    Governance

    Clash erupts between Pakistani, Afghan Taliban

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A fierce clash is ongoing between Afghan and Pakistani Taliban in southeastern Paktika province, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said on Friday.



    Governance

    Abdullah, Rassoul campaign beyond deadline

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Friday accused presidential runners Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Zalmai Rassoul of continuing campaigns beyond expiry of the two-month period.