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    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.



    Governance

    Absent MPs warned of disciplinary action

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Monday said most of their colleagues were busy in electioneering for the April 5 provincial council polls, causing quorum problems and delaying approval of essential legislative measures.



    Governance

    Senators want Afghans to vote without fear

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Meshrano Jirga, upper house of parliament, members on Sunday asked voters to defy security threats and participate in next week’s landmark elections.



    Security and Crime

    Pakistan out to scuttle elections: Security chiefs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan is trying to disrupt next week’s landmark presidential and provincial council elections, Afghan security chiefs alleged while briefing the Wolesi Jirga (lower house of parliament) on Saturday.